Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Children’s Author & Illustrator Emerson Colwell Jr. Returns to Home State to Teach Local Children

Renowned children’s author/illustrator and native Bristol, Rhode Islander Emerson M. Colwell, Jr. will return to the Ocean State March 12th - March 22nd to bring children on a journey down the bay.
PR Log (Press Release)Mar 07, 2010 – Providence, RI – Bristol, Rhode Island native Emerson M. Colwell, Jr. will offer public events to bring children on a journey down the beautiful RI coastline, spreading messages of sharing and teaching children about Narragansett Bay with his book The Bay Gull. In addition, the author will be previewing his newest children’s book The Fisher Cat, currently in production.

The public and media are invited to attend one of several book readings, including:
SAVE THE BAY, Saturday, March 13th at 2:00 PM, 175 Memorial Boulevard Newport, RI p: 401-324-6020
SAVE THE BAY, Wednesday, March 17th at 3:30 PM, 100 Save The Bay Dr. Providence, RI p: 401-272-3540
Rogers Free Library, Saturday, March 20th at 11:00 AM, 525 Hope Street (Rt 114) Bristol, RI 02809 p: 401-253-6948

Mr. Colwell will also visit several schools including Hampden Meadows in Barrington on March 15th, St. Philomena’s in Portsmouth on March 16th and two schools in Connecticut on March 18th and 19th.

Since the book was released last July, the author has been committed to working with independent businesses, schools and non-profit organizations, providing educational presentations and resources for children while working to protect the beauty of the Ocean State by helping raise a generation dedicated to preserving our environment. In addition to providing free presentations, TINK INK Publishing donates to  various non-profit organizations, including SAVE THE BAY.

The Bay Gull is the story of a lovable seagull who finds a bagel on Hope Street in Bristol, RI and demonstrates his ability to share his food with all the great new friends he meets on his journey south, all the way down to Block Island. Familiar Narragansett Bay landmarks such as Prudence Island, the Newport  Bridge, and the Castle Hill and Point Judith Lighthouses make this book hard to resist for a native Rhode Islander.

Children enjoy the rhymes, the geography lesson of Narragansett Bay, the funny names of places in RI like "Hog Island" and the animal characters including a dog, deer, hog, and horseshoe crab. Parents like the story for the historical locations in RI and the message of sharing.  The Bay Gull was published in July, 2009. It is currently offered at twenty  independent businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the Narragansett Bay Area in RI and through the website www.thebaygull.com where a list of the stores can be found.

About the Author: Emerson M. Colwell, Jr. has been drawing cartoons as long as he can remember.  Born and raised in Bristol, RI, most of his drawings involve fishing and sailing, two of his favorite hobbies.  His drawing days took a back seat for a while as he pursued his full time career, got married, bought a house and started a family.  One morning in August, 2008, he woke up with the idea for The Bay Gull.

Emerson currently resides in Arizona with his wife and three children.  Memories of his favorite activities back east and his love for RI have truly influenced his books.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Press Release - Success - Free-Press-Release.com

Emerson is taking off for his 2nd RI tour since publishing The Bay Gull. This trip includes 4 classroom presentations, an event at Roger's Free Library in Bristol, RI and two event with non-profit organization Save the Bay.

The Library and Save The Bay events are open to public. Please join us if you are in the area - we would love to have you there, too.

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