top of page



Author Eddie Mark is available for school appearances anywhere in the continental U.S. and Canada. With an innovative lesson plan developed by professional literacy coach LaFraya Wilson of the Buffalo Public Schools, Mr. Mark engages students in a discussion of the impacts of violence on urban communities. The particular focus is on domestic violence and prevention.


In the gallery below, the author is photographed making appearances at three Buffalo-area high schools. This was as the guest author/speaker for the 2016 African American Read-In sponsored by the Buffalo Board of Education. One photo (upper left hand corner) features Mr. Mark being photographed with Buffalo School Board member Sharon B. Cottman and students at Burgard High School. Another photo (upper right hand corner) shows Mr. Mark being greeted by Buffalo School Board member Hope Jay at a preliminary community event. In the background of that photo is Buffalo School Board president, Dr. Barbara Nevergold. 


For more information about arranging an in-person appearance at your school, please contact the author directly at

Author Eddie Mark visits Buffalo High Schools to discuss award-winning novel The Garden of Unfortunate Souls

Guest author/speaker

Buffalo Public Schools, 2016 AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN 
Burgard High School, Hutch Tech High School, Performing Arts


"I want to thank you...for providing an opportunity for our students to explore and share their ideas/experiences and beliefs about how violence impacts their lives...and the community. Your discussions with our students has laid the groundwork for teachers, counselors and others who interact with them to delve more extensively into a topic that has a tremendous importance for all of us.  


I look forward to continuing the dialog!"

~Dr. Barbara Nevergold, President, Buffalo Board of Education

bottom of page