Soft spoken, tall and professorial, Michael Sirois began his information-packed presentation with the aid of a meticulously organized Power Point presentation. Though I saw people trying to jot down some of the valuable research sources Michael was discussing, it wasn't necessary, since he also provided each attendee with a DVD containing the presentation's slides as well as a complete copy of his novel, The Jagged Man. The discussion took a decidedly more poignant turn as
Bistra Hristova, who presented her Bulgaria-related photography at our February 24, 2017 salon, is currently showing at downtown Asheville's Grove Arcade. Her work is on display in the Artisan Outdoor Market, along the Carmel Restaurant and book exchange. Bistra says "Just stroll along there and you will find me." If you saw her slide show here at the Microscopic Theater, you'll want to take advantage of this opportunity to see her work in print.
Michael Sirois, author of the novel The Jagged Man, suspended his fiction work a few years ago in order to write a non-fiction book about his brother Steve, who, Michael has informed me, is currently serving a 35-year sentence in a Texas prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Michael realized that with no DNA or other forensic evidence, and no reliable eyewitness accounts, Steve would never get a new trial without somehow bringing this injustice to light publicly -- and that me