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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

(Thurs. Sept. 30th) MS' Cyrus Webb Presents A Decade Of His Artistic V oice

Before he started a BOOK CLUB, he was on TV. Before he was on TV, he was on RADIO. Before he was on radio, he WROTE and DREW for others...But before he wrote and drew for others, he did it for HIMSELF...

On Thursday, September 30, 2010, Mississippi native Cyrus Webb (aka C. A. Webb) presents "MY VOICE: A Decade in the Arts, 1999-2009." This will take place at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS).

"I'm excited about this event," says Webb, 35. He feels as though many who may know him for just his work in promoting literacy or being on the radio will be able to see the full picture through this event. "This is my first art show and poetry reading in 4 years, and I'm excited to share with people what I have been doing over the past few years as well as over the past decade."

Since 1999 the Brandon, Mississippi resident has hosted events across the country, starting literacy campaigns that have rallied thousands around books and even blurbs half a dozen books along the way. His radio show averages over 100,000 listeners online each month, and his book club is the largest co-ed reading group in the country, being praised by national bestselling authors as well as leading publishing houses.

MY VOICE will begin with an art show at 4p.m. featuring some of Webb's work from 1999-2009. The public will be able to walk through his life and chronicle year by year what he had done, how his work has evolved and where he is headed in the new decade. At 6p.m., Webb will host a poetry reading featuring his most popular work from the past decade, as well as new work that has never been heard before. The crowning achievement for Webb during the evening will be the release of his new poetry chapbook MY VOICE: The Compilation.

Admission to the entire day's events is free, and the public is encourage to come out and celebrate one of Mississippi's native sons.

For more information, contact Cyrus Webb at cawebb4@juno.com, 601.896.5616 or visit
www.cyruswebb.com.

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