Jokes and inspiration from 2 authors

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 3, 2011

Jay Nodine, an award-winning member of Toastmasters, will tell jokes and stories at Literary Bookpost on Friday, June 10, 6-8 p.m., during the Shop & Sip Night Out in downtown Salisbury. Nodine will also sign copies of his new book, “Jay’s Jokes: A Whimsical Collection of Jokes, Roasts, Speeches, and Letters.” Local minister William L. Battermann says, “As you will read, Jay Nodine has always aspired to mediocrity. This book proves that he has failed at that!”
Nodine has been a member of the Goldmine Toastmasters Club of District 37 for more than 40 years. He is a past district governor and has served on the International Board of Directors. He is a presidential citation recipient and last year received District 37’s first and only Lifetime Achievement Award.
Noted for his wit and humor, Jay frequently appears as a speaker. He presents humorous seminars at district and regional conferences and is a winner of five district Humorous Speech Contests. He has won the District 37 Tall Tales Contest, but feels that was a sympathy vote because of his height.
Jay and his wife Willie are retired and live in Kannapolis. He is active in the Goldmine Club, the area and district. He is chairman of the Kannapolis City Planning and Zoning Commission. When he is not out telling jokes, he dabbles in gourmet cooking, golf and being a fan of the Carolina Panthers.
While laughing with, and at, Nodine on Friday, attendees may enjoy a sip of Salisbury’s best iced tea, called wine.
‘Soul Talk’ author visits
Keith Kannenberg, the author of a new book titled “Soul Talk: A Spiritual Walk through a Physical World,” will sign copies of his book during an author meet-and-greet at Literary Bookpost on Saturday, June 11, noon-2 p.m.
Kannenberg is no stranger to adversity. At 16, he was a high school drop-out, living on his own. Substance abuse and defiance separated him from his family and led him down dark roads. Eleven years later, an encounter with God changed all that. His experience brought him through previously insurmountable obstacles. At 27, this barely literate young man felt God’s calling to enter into ministry. Realizing a call to ministry was a call to prepare, he knew the journey would be difficult. He found himself in college at 30. His education culminated in a master’s degree in biblical studies.
Over the years, Keith developed an “out of the box” ministry style, challenging people to embrace the radical Christianity practiced in the first century. The same experiences that taught him to overcome adversity enabled him to help others confront obstacles in their lives. His book is the culmination of the lessons that enabled him to find himself in the light of who God created him to be. “Soul Talk” is about learning to differentiate the voice of the soul from the voice of the Spirit.
Literary Bookpost isat 110 S. Main St. in downtown Salisbury. For additional information, call 704 630-9788 or visit