2012-07-27 / Community

Local Author Touring New Rockaway Book

Local author Vivian Carter has begun sharing stories from her new book, “Images of America: Rockaway Beach,” in some unusual venues. On Saturday¸ July 28 at 7:30 a.m., WFUV 90.7 FM, the “rock and roots” radio station of Fordham University, will broadcast a 30-minute interview with Carter, on the station’s regular weekly public affairs program, Cityscapes. The broadcast features Carter sharing stories from her book with George Bodarky, public affairs director of the station.

For listeners outside the broadcast area, the program can be heard through an online webstream at www.wfuv.org/cityscape, or heard via podcast, at: http://itunes.apple.com/- us/podcast/wfuvs-cityscape/id168241- 302 The program can also be heard online at any time after the broadcast by clicking on the “Programs” tab and selecting “Cityscapes.”

Carter is also slated to talk about her book for the Queens Library’s innovative new “Mail a Book” program, which reaches hundreds of homebound seniors throughout Queens County, on Friday, August 3, at 10:30 a.m. For information about enrollment in Mail a Book, for yourself or a loved one, visit www.queens-library.org.

Any homebound individual who would like to order an autographed book from the author, shipped directly to your home, can do so by visiting www.rockviv.com.

The author has also been touring local senior centers in Rockaway to present her slide show and author talk, and sell/autograph books. The Seaside program at St. John’s hosted Carter on Friday, July 13.

She will be at JASA, 106-20 Shorefront Parkway, Suite 300, on Wednesday, August 1 at 12:00 noon, and at the DSSM-Neponsit Adult Day Program on Monday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Carter also plans to speak about her book, and sell and autograph copies, at the 100 Precinct Community Council’s upcoming “National Night Out Against Crime,” Tuesday, August 7, starting at 5 p.m., at Beach 108 Street and Shorefront Parkway, near the Rockaway Rockies Hockey Rink.

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