(MURFREESBOR) Four students from the English class of Central Magnet School (CMS) teacher, Cynthia Head, will be selling and signing copies of their work at Linebaugh Public Library on Thursday, April 4th, from 3:30 - 6:00PM.
Brady Bryson, is a fifteen-year old sophomore, who was born and raised in Cannon County. The title of his book is What I am Made Of. He shares that growing up, he had divorced parents, step-parents, and all different types of siblings. This created some issues and abnormal things in his life, but they made Brady who he is today. The most important thing to Brady is his relationship with Jesus Christ, who has changed his life in ways he couldn't even imagine. Having struggled with things like self-doubt, his path for life and relationships, Brady says Christ has put people and opportunities in his life that had the answers to all his questions. He desires to use his testimony to show people the power behind the name of Jesus Christ.
Three students collaborated on a book of poetry, entitled, Just Poems. The poets are Senait Desta, Ethan Christopher and Chelsea Butner.
Senait Desta is a sixteen-year-old student at CMS. She lives at home with her parents, who migrated from Ethiopia to the US in 1997. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to La Vergne, Tennessee when she was five. She came to Central Magnet in 7th grade and began writing poetry her freshman year as part of an English project. Over time, poetry became less of a class project and more of a hobby for Senait, and she continues to write in her free time. This is the first official book she has co-written, and she hopes to write some of her own poetry anthologies in the future.
Ethan Christopher was born and raised in Tennessee. At sixteen, he enjoys playing tabletop games with his friends and music. According to Ethan, these two parts of his life won't change any time soon. Ethan has recently taken to using poetry to express inner thoughts and feelings in meaningful ways. With this book, he wishes to get some of those ideas out there so that others can enjoy them too.
Chelsea Butner grew up on a farm right outside of Murfreesboro. She loves spending her free time reading, hanging out with her friends, and watching her favorite Netflix shows. She has two dogs and three cats that she loves dearly. Chelsea uses poetry as an outlet for her emotions. It helps her get her negative thoughts out on paper instead of bottled up in her head. She hopes to encourage others with her poetry and help others through rough times in their life.
Come by and encourage these budding authors at Linebaugh Public Library. The Rutherford County Public Library System has five branches:
- Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro
- MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro
- The Technology Engagement Center is located at 306 Minerva Drive.
- Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrn
- Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville
Explore, Imagine, Engage through RCLS. For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit www.rclstn.org.