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Janis Kearney featured at Tales From the South’s Tin Roof Project
Janis Kearney featured at Tales From the South’s Tin Roof Project

Tales From the South - Janis Kearney, publisher, author, educator and literacy advocate who served as Personal Diarist to President William Jefferson Clinton for five years, will be the featured author kicking off the new year for Tales From the South’s special Tin Roof Project on Tuesday evening, January 11, 2011. The “live” taping of the radio series, presented by William H. Laman Public Library, will be at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District, Downtown North Little Rock. Prior to the live taping and interview, dinner music will be provided by the award winning duo, Still on the Hill.
 
Ms. Kearney is one of 19 children born to an Arkansas delta sharecropper. She served as Personal Diarist to President William Jefferson Clinton for five years, from 1995-2001. Her job entailed chronicling the Clinton presidency on a day to day basis - the first time in history a President had made such an appointment. She continued in that role throughout the six-month tenure of President Clinton’s transition office, which ended June, 2001.

Janis founded Writing our World Press, a small book publishing entity, in 2004, and published her first book, Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir, in January, 2005. She authored an autobiography in June 2006, entitled Quiet Guys Do Great Things, Too – as told by Frank Ross. In September, 2006, she released Conversations: William Jefferson Clinton…from Hope to Harlem , an oral biography centered around conversations with black Americans throughout the country about President Clinton’s legacy.
 
In 2008, Janis relocated to Little Rock , Arkansas , where she completed two new books – her debut fiction: Once Upon a Time There was a Girl: a Murder at Mobile Bay ; and the second installment of her personal memoirs: Something to Write Home About: Memories from a Presidential Diarist. Both were released in November 2008. 
 
All dinner tickets for the Tin Roof Project on January 11, 2011, have been purchased by The William H. Laman Public Library. This show will air on Thursday, February 3rd at 7pm on local public radio, KUAR, FM 89.1. 
 
Tales From the South Radio Show is "true stories told by the Southerners who lived them" recorded in front of a live audience (Dinner and a Show) at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District (Downtown North Little Rock) on Tuesday nights. It airs locally on KUAR, FM 89.1 on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. For more information on how to hear these great stories visit www.talesfromthesouth.com