10/18/2016 - HCAC: "Locked Door" Book Reading, Signing, Q&A

Hackensack Author Opens Up in “Locked Door”

Natalie, a Hackensack resident, will debut her new novel at the Cultural Arts Center.

Hackensack, NJ: The Dept. of Cultural Arts is proud to announce that on October 18th at 7:00PM at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, they will be hosting Hackensack author Natalie, for a “Meet the Author” where she will read excerpts from her book, “Locked Door”, as well as sign copies of her novel and partake in a brief Q and A. Please be advised that the content of the novel is for mature audiences only. Natalie, goes by one name, as the story depicted in her book is a dramatized telling of her past. Natalie is a 27-year-old, college educated new author, originally from Paterson, however, moved to Hackensack in 2004.

“Locked Door,” tells the story of Tasha, a rape victim who suffers from depression as a result of the attack. She loses her self-respect and dignity and becomes promiscuous. She gets an invite to a party called "the locked doors," where sex sells. There she meets and falls for a man who pushes her into the stripping industry, and prostitution. She dons the name “Danger” a testament to the path she now walks.

The Dept. of Cultural Arts is very excited to be hosting this event as it puts a local writer in the spotlight. Greg Liosi, Artistic Director for the Dept. stated, “The Cultural Arts Center is the perfect environment for this event as it is a tight-knit space that allows the author and audience to connect more intimately. We also are proud to be given the opportunity to recognize the local, upcoming talent here in the city. These new authors deserve to be celebrated for their achievements, and we want to give them a place where their work can be acknowledged.”

For more information:
Frank Borrelli
Hackensack Dept. of Cultural Arts