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Thursday, October 14, 2010

(Sat. Oct. 23, 2010) MS' own Cyrus Webb Uses Books To "Make A Difference"


(Sat. Oct. 23, 2010 * Pearl, MS) Patrons of Appetizers Restaurant (3000 HWY 80E) in Pearl, MS will get more than good food on Saturday, October 23, 2010. That's because during the hours of 10-2p.m. that day, Mississippi native and Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb will be giving everyone who visits the restaurant during that time a free book.

This is in celebration of National "Make A Difference Day" where everyday individuals are asked to do something to help others, expecting nothing in return. For Webb, giving the gift of books is something that has lasting effects.

"Mississippi still leads the country in cases of illiteracy," says Webb,35. "Not reading and not being able to read is something that we can fix together. I hope that everyone in the state sees this as a small way that we can actually make a difference one book at a time." Since Nov. 2006 Webb and his book club have hosted authors and hundreds of literary events geared towards encouraging reading and the importance of the written word.

The books Webb will be distributing were donated by authors Barbara Worton, Robert Brown and Linda Dini Jenkins of Great Little Books, LLC as well as recording artist/author Jacki-O of TRU Publishing.

(Cyrus Webb and Joseph Henderson are seen here during a book discussion in 2008)
That same evening, Webb and Conversations Book Club will host author Joseph Henderson in a book discussion at Appetizers Restaurant beginning at 6p.m. Henderson, now a Mississippi resident, has chronicled the journey of his life in a book called I DON'T WANT TO DIE ALL ALONE. Admission to the event is free, and Henderson's book will be available for purchasing.

For more information about the "Make A Difference Day" events in Pearl, MS, contact Cyrus Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. Additional information can also be found at www.cyruswebb.com.

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