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Mark Fargo Poetry Reading/Book Signing

Mark Fargo Poetry Reading/Book Signing
Event on 2017-06-17 17:00:00
Book Synopsis:
Early Morning Offerings:
The purpose of this book is to show the author's view on how our country's economic, political, and personal behaviors have affected him and to share his own actions from his life's experiences. His style of writing is unique as he tries to tell stories without being overly descriptive with lots of jargon about certain events that happened in our country and be held accountable for his own actions as well. He has a book in progress that only a teacher can present, that analyzes how education in our country has fallen behind less-industrialized countries.

I’m Just an Younger Old Beatnik:
This book, like Early Morning Offerings, is more of the author's views of our culture's changing norms. Violence in our own country, among its own citizens, against themselves, continues to grow, and there seems to be less tolerance for those who have different religious and social practices.
Our Constitution guarantees certain rights that protect all citizens, yet there seems to be a growing anger toward people who come to this country either legally or illegally, that they have taken opportunities away from those who were born here. Many feel like there is no control as the rich continue to influence those who make policy in our nation's capital.
The author, recalling the angst of his beatnik predecessors, examines these and other very personal situations that reveal the quirky and humorous lens through which he sees himself, nature, and others.

Author Biography
Mark Fargo, born April 28, 1953, at the French Hospital in downtown Los Angeles, has always been able to survive adversity. His parents, Cecilia and Charles, were not June and Ward Cleaver, and their seventeen-year marriage rarely resembled an episode of “Leave It to Beaver.” Mark endured a tumultuous relationship with his father that made being a teenager difficult. The turning point in Mark's life was the decision to work and save money for a year after graduating from high school while attending Ventura Junior College. Hitchhiking for seven months from Scotland to Turkey gave Mark the valuable experience his psyche needed. Summer of '72 and Rubber to the Road address Mark's need for adventure. Mark has a master's degree in social justice and leadership from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, California. He is also the director of the BASC Foundation, an educational nonprofit. He will retire in June 2016 after seventeen years as a high school social science teacher.

at Bank of Books
748 Main Street
Ventura, United States

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