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www.fiction-addiction.comSeptember 3, 2015


Jill Hendrix
Fiction Addiction


Launch Party for Greenville, SC, Poet A. Scott Henderson



Greenville, SC, September 3, 2015 - Greenville poet A. Scott Henderson will be signing copies of his debut poetry collection, Gin and Gardenias (FPS, paperback, $12.95, on sale 9/29/15), at his launch party at Fiction Addiction on Friday, October 2nd, from 5-7pm. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.



Gin and GardeniasGin and Gardenias is a powerful verse memoir about the social, political, and spiritual challenges of forging a male gay identity in the South.


"Gin and Gardenias is a remarkable book that chronicles what Adrienne Rich has called "the damage that was
done / and the treasures that prevail." Scott Henderson's verse memoir of growing up gay in the South, of finding and losing his beloved partner, and of embracing his own identity will touch your heart and mind in equal measure. He has prevailed with candor, with tears, with hard-earned laughter, and with verbal and spiritual grace." -Gil Allen, member of the South Carolina Academy of Authors and winner of the 2007 Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry


"Each of these poems tells a powerful story. Taken together, they form a moving memoir of the struggle to find one's true self amid the byways and folkways of the American South. Scott Henderson writes honestly and authentically, with phrases and images beautifully honed and pitch-perfect. Best of all, he hides nothing from the reader, a gracious gift that is entirely rewarding." -Paulette Alden, author and winner of a 2013 Best Indie Book Award for The Answer to Your Question



About the author:

A. Scott HendersonA. Scott Henderson is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Education at Furman University. Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, he is the author/editor of four non-fiction books. His poems have previously appeared in Chelsea Station Magazine and Smartish Pace. Scott has lived in Greenville, South Carolina, since 1995.

If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author's book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at




Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John's). For more information, visit our website at or call us at 864-675-0540.



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