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May 23, 2013

Book-signing Fundraiser at Dana’s

by xaviermagazineextra

Xavier alumni Ashley and Curtis Scribner, who have written a children’s book about a pig who goes to the big city Porkopolis, are signing copies of their book at Dana Gardens on Thursday, June 6. They plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book to the Brian McCormick Memorial Fund, which supports Xavier’s Office of Student Success and Retention, where students find support services to help them stay enrolled at Xavier.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. at Dana Gardens, 1832 Dana Ave.

Findlay: A Cincinnati Pig Tale is about Findlay, a small farm pig who wants to leave the farm and go where he can do whatever he wants. He overhears a farmer talk about Porkopolis and sneaks away to discover this special place. His adventures in Porkopolis take readers through Cincinnati neighborhoods and landmarks familiar to residents.

The Scribners, who both graduated in 2002 and are from Ohio, met each other while they were students at Xavier. Ashley is an artist and teacher, and Curtis, now a corporate attorney, also loves literature. They always knew they would write a children’s book together some day. Since they married, they have lived in New York City and travelled around the world, but they returned to Cincinnati to work and raise a family.

Findlay, their first book together, was published in April by Tiny Scribbles Publishing and is available on

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