Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Local F.A.V.E.S. & K.N.I.F.V.E.S. Member - Gary A. Edwards Book Signing

Gary A. Edwards Book Signing at Auntie's Bookstore in Spokane November 17th at 7 p.m.

Edwards Music Publishing dot com announces that Gary A. Edwards, local author and composer will be reading  poems, and singing lyrics from his book TroubleClef, self-accompanied on the  guitar on Tuesday November 17th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m..

According to Edwards, “TroubleClef: Life of a North Idaho Musician, is a book of 104 poems and lyrics in 149 pages. The book is arranged into eight sections including Kid Stuff (children's poems), Love, Other Mistakes, Day Job, Corny Jokes Songs and Potpourri, Philosophy and Over the Hill arranged as a chronological memoir type book in verse, inspired by my experiences and people I have known growing up in North Idaho and Spokane.  Many of the poems in this book are lyrics to songs I perform regularly as a singer/songwriter in the North Idaho, Spokane Area.”

Also in print and available on 11/17/09 is The Gallery, the latest of three books of poetry, consisting of 86 pages of lyrics from 107 of his songs. The poems in The Gallery are divided into chapters including Children, Church, Country, Film/Miscellaneous, Holiday, Humor, Rock, Romance, and Spanish.

Another book of poetry being offered for signing on 11/17/09 is Cast Out The Demons, a book of 51 poems and lyrics in 105 pages by Gary A. Edwards. The subjects range from romance, to childhood, to religious and philosophical, to humorous.

Also available at the 11/17/09 signing session is Grandma Swank’s Recipe Box.  According to Editor, Gary A. Edwards, “The unique feature of this cookbook is that it consists of 217 favorite recipes of my Grandmother, Frances Swank, collected over her 88 year lifespan.  Everyone who knew Grandma Swank knew what a great cook she was.  My earliest memories are of hot baked bread fresh out of her wood cook-stove.  What wonderful smells and tastes she could create!”  The recipe book has 146 pages.  It has 18 sections including Chafing Dish, Breads, Cakes, Candies, Canning, Cookies and more.  The recipes reflect history, showing the way of preparing food in the early to late 20th Century.

Gary A. Edwards was born at Deaconess Hospital.  He attended 12 grades of school in Coeur d’Alene, graduating from Coeur d’Alene High School 50 years ago in 1959.  He played in the Spokane Symphony 1958 to 1961 under Harold Whalen, conductor and played in the Louisville Symphony under Conductor named Whitney.  He taught public school music, was a social worker for 40 years, and has composed numerous pieces of music.  His Musical, The Friendly Enemy premiered April 2008 in Spokane. Through Edwards Music Publishing dot com, he has released five music CDs and two videos, as well as eight books in print.  He currently is a composer, Videographer, Editor and Spanish Translator for CMTV on Channel 14 Comcast Cable in Spokane, Washington.  He teaches a songwriting class through North Idaho College and writes music reviews for New Connoisseur Magazine.

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