Causey to talk at Ayzha Fine Arts

James E. Causey

Urban fiction writer James E. Causey will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery & Boutique in the Grand Avenue mall, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Causey’s first book, The Twist, was dubbed a “great debut novel” by one online reviewer. Now he has written the sequel Twisted. Causey, an editorial writer and columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will discuss the books. The event is free and open to the public. Causey’s books will be available for sale and will be signed by the author.

The multicultural Ayzha Fine Arts opened its doors on Oct. 19. It has original works form local, national and world artists for sale, as well as prints, jewelry, cards, books, calendars CDs and organic hair products. It is located on the second floor of the Shops of Grand Avenue, across from the elevator.

Much of the furniture at Ayzha Fine Arts is on wheels so that it may be pushed aside to make room for author visits, poetry readings, art salons, panel discussions and like events on a regular basis.

James E. Causey was a 2008 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. In 2011 he received a first-place award for sports writing from the National Association of Black Journalists and a National Headliner Award for commentary, along with numerous Milwaukee Press Club awards for his column and reporting. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in Fox Point. He is also president of the Wisconsin Black Media Association.