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February 16 @ 6:00 pm
Roy Nickerson and David J Schroeder
Roy Nickerson at 6 – 7 PM
Lethe’s Water is a wry account of the author’s existential struggle during three months of hospital convalescence from a quadruple bypass surgery gone wrong.
In addition to offering up a sober look at hospital life, this memoir is a collection of epiphanies in poetry and prose on aging and death and friendship and his own foster child identity, discovering from his hospital bed at seventy five that he had a mother and brother living thirty minutes from where he grew up in Massachusetts.
David J Schroeder 7 – 8 PM
THE BIG IDEA is a comic shtick of unlikely ‘stooges’: a wheelchair germaphobic scholar; a Black/Swedish hip-hop poet; a multiple personality John Doe; and a martial arts Asian Mensa chick.Their American Dream is to collect a $10m court settlement for their ‘Big Idea’ – a telephone condom.
LOST CAUSE is a politically knowing Caribbean thriller of a medically retired explosives expert, Pete Berger. He must keep possession of the spoils of his salvage, a 15 ton nuclear bomb, or he and his son PJ will die as scapegoats for a plot to destabilize the Western hemisphere.
About the Authors:
Roy Nickerson is a New England native. He takes pride in mentioning in the same sentence that he is a life long professional carpenter & cabinet maker with degrees from Wesleyan and Harvard Universities. He is a four year veteran of the Marine Corps, and a retiree from Miami Dade College after thirty years as a fulltime English professor. In his fifties his indulgences included handball and long distance motorcycling, circling and crisscrossing the United States. And much later in life, at seventy five, writing his first book, Lethe’s Water, 2018. Today he divides his time between Mount Dora and Miami.
David J Schroeder was born in Upstate NY, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, in the town of Gloversville. At the age of 18, he suffered a paralyzing accident while diving, and moved to Miami, Florida. At the University of Miami, he studied with IB Singer, Nobel Laureate for Literature, and later with Paul Lazarus (WEST WORLD), Rafael Lima (WISE GUY) and Tom Musca (STAND & DELIVER). His first short film, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, which he scripted and produced, premiered in 20 countries, screened in 127 festivals, and won 106 best awards. His unproduced screenplays have won 63 Best Awards. Currently, Schroeder is a Professor at Miami Dade College and married to his wife, Pilar.