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  1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: John Camp – Marketing/Social Media Specialist tickets@bishopartstheatre.org (214) 948-0716 x305 13-Time Bestselling Author and Filmmaker Speaks on His Journey to Success Dallas, TX, March 16, 2016 – TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc. announces the second installment of its 2015-2016 speaker series, From Page to Screen with Victor McGlothin, a lecture and book signing event featuring 13-time bestselling author and filmmaker, Victor McGlothin. He will speak about his journey overcoming poor reading skills as a student to the successful author and filmmaker he became. As a National Bestselling Author who almost lost a college athletic scholarship due to poor reading skills, McGlothin ultimately overcame that obstacle and completed a Master’s Degree in Human Relations and Business, published 14 books and produced three films. On April 19, 2016 McGlothin’s most recent film production, Texas Voodoo Zombies, will make history as the first black zombie film since the 1970’s. He is currently producing two TV series pilots to promote local acting talent in Dallas, where he lives with his wife and sons. As a member of TeCo’s Board of Directors, Emma Rodgers serves as chairperson for the program committee, developing the speaker series. She recommended McGlothin as TeCo’s next speaker because they wanted to attract the attention of local book club members and give them the opportunity to meet McGlothin, she said. “There haven’t been a lot of opportunities for book club lovers to connect with authors like they use to do back in the day when we were open, so this will be an opportunity for that to occur,” Rodgers said. For 30 years Rodgers co-owned and ran Black Images Book Bazaar, the oldest African American book store in the area, before it closed in 2006. She first met McGlothin at her book store when he came to her with his first self-published novel. She stayed in contact with him and watched his success grow over the years. She likes his writing style and hopes that readers will be inspired to read his books and writers or would-be-writers will learn valuable information. “I hope they get tips on how to write, strategies for writing, how he collects data in order to write, the kind of research that he does. That he would give them the fundamentals of what is required to be a good writer and write a book that is believable,” Rodgers said. McGlothin’s most sought after titles include The Secrets of Newberry, where he explores the themes of race in 1955 New Orleans via the spirited capers of his two protagonists, cat burglars Bones Arcineaux and Hampton Bynote; and his long-awaited new release, Schemers, a game of high stakes pay-to-play where con-artists seduce wealthy, unsuspecting women in major metropolitan cities. The lecture will take place on April 9, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 South Tyler Street, Dallas, TX 75208. Tickets are $18 - $28 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (214) 948-0716 or visiting the website at www.bishopartstheatre.org. About TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc. As an award-winning, multicultural theatre company, the mission of TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc. is to cultivate a diverse and vibrant arts community while creating opportunities for local and emerging artists through performances and education. The organization was chartered in Atlanta in September of 1993 and moved to Dallas in January 2000. It offers a full season of theater performances, world class jazz concerts, informative speaker series events, and year-round education programs at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center. ###
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