Saturday, June 09, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Walter Skinner, Important Moreland Author, at CABSE

Coweta   arts   tidbits
The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases
Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258
June 9, 2007
Author Important For Moreland To Participate in CABSE
Walter Skinner Wrote Books on RR and Moreland's General Store
     It was recently reported that one of the participants in the Coweta Authors Book Signing Extravaganza in September will be Sara Jane Skinner, who is important for Moreland in serving as Lewis Grizzard's English teacher and in writing a book about the Moreland Mill.  Well, it just so happens that her husband Walter Skinner is also a Moreland author whose books are important for his town:  his Cureton-Cole tells us about the general store which served Moreland for many years and The Atlanta and West Point Railroad Company Remembered, which, among other things, tells us about the railroad's physician, Dr. John Moreland, from whom the town gets its name.  Concerning the store, it is noteworthy that the biographical information provided by the Lewis Grizzard Museum refers to Grizzard  "enjoying the camaraderie of Cureton-Cole Store".  Sara Jane and Walter Skinner are also signiificant for the Moreland literary scene as the parents of Winston Skinner, whose continuing interest in the town is evident in his service as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Erskine Caldwell Museum there. 
     The Skinners will not have far to travel to get to the CABSE:  it will be right down the road at the next town, Grantville, which is named after Mr. L. P. Grant, the President of the Railroad.  (Moreland and Grantville really liked their Railroad!) Grantville is at Exit 35 on Interstate 85 about an hour south of Atlanta.  The Book Signing will be a special feature of The New Grantville Days Festival, which will be held during the third weekend of September.  This Coweta Authors Book Signing Extravaganza will provide all those attending the Festival with an opportunity to meet these authors and to acquire autographed copies of their books.  The Signing will be held from 10 AM throught 5 PM on Saturday September 15 and from 12 Noon through 5 PM on Sunday September 16.  There is no charge to attend either the Festival or the Signing. 
     Sara Jane and Walter Skinner can be reached at  Information on the CABSE it available from its Coordinator Forrest Schultz at 770-583-3258 or  Information on the New Grantville Days Festival is available from its Chairman Sandra Luttrell at 770-583-9013 or

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