Jay Grelen, author of "Sweet Tea Tales" will be at the Faulkner County Library at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17.

He will read from his new book and to discuss life as a "newspaper hack" and all the great stories that go along with that.

Grelen spent 35 years at ten newspapers, including stints at the Denver Post, the Oklahoman, and the Mobile Register. He left after 10 years at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which published his thrice-weekly "Sweet Tea" column. He and his wife, Sloane, live in Maumelle, Ark., where he pursues his storytelling, sweet-tea making, and pressure-washing enterprises.

For more information, call the library at 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.