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Saturday, June 18
Broadview Baptist Church
2100 S. 25th Avenue
Broadview, IL 60155
Reflections on Fatherhood
Men/Father & Son Breakfast Fellowship
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

John W. Fountain will be the keynote speaker for the breakfast. Individuals and groups are asked to register by calling the church at 708-343-3700.

Sunday, June 19
Reflections on Fatherhood
Broadview Baptist Church
2100 S. 25th Ave.
Broadview, IL 60155

10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

John W. Fountain will be the keynote speaker for the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services at the Broadview Missionary Baptist Church. For more information contact Terry Murphy at 708-712-3481.

Previous Appearances

Saturday, Feb. 5           
Afriware Book Store
2-4 p.m.
266 W. Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Saturday, Feb. 12
Azizi Book Store
2-4 p.m.
134 Lincoln Mall Dr.
Matteson, IL 0443
(inside Lincoln Mall)

Saturday, Feb. 19 
Black Authors’ Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1501 E. Merchant St.
Kankakee, IL 60901

John Fountain will be the keynote speaker at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 20           
Caldwell Chapel AME Zion Church
Book Reading and Signing
after 11 a.m. service
805 N. Evergreen Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901

Tuesday, February 22
Matteson School District 162 Black History Program

Huth Middle School
3718 213th Place
Matteson, IL 60443
John Fountain will be signing books during the meet & greet after the Black History program
Program 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Meet & Greet 8:30 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, March 26
Father and Daughter Dinner
4 p.m.
Virginia Heritage in Lee's Park
5300 Balls Bluff
Fredericksburg, VA
For more information contact:
Kimbra Staten

John W. Fountain will be the keynote speaker and will be signing copies of "Dear Dad"


Saturday, April 9
Launching a Vision
6-8:30 p.m.
Re:View Contemporary Art Gallery
444 West Willis
Detroit, MI 48201

Join John W. Fountain and Dear Dad contributor Nichole Christian (Truth at Last) as we celebrate the launch of Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood.  Copies of Dear Dad will be available for purchase and signing, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Circle Fund, an exciting new micro-philanthropy project.

Sunday, April 10
Liberty Temple Baptist Church
10:45 a.m.
17188 Greenfield Rd.
Detroit, MI 48235

Thursday, April 14
The Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University
6-8 p.m.
18 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Roosevelt University and WestSide Press invite you to
A  reception, book reading and signing
Celebrating the release of the book

Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood

by Professor John W. Fountain
 Roosevelt University professor of journalism


Sunday, May 22
11 a.m.
Greater Love Church of God in Christ
1612 S. Hamlin
Chicago, IL 60623


 Tuesday, June 7  

Bellwood Library
7 p.m.
600 Bohland Ave.
Bellwood, IL 60104

Saturday, June 11
Park Forest Library
10 a.m.
400 Lakewood Blvd.
Park Forest, IL 60466