The Pekin Academy of Fine Arts loacted at The Speakeasy Art Center will be hosting a book signing event for Pekin native D.R. Lunsford on May 9, 2015 from 2-4. Mr Lunsford is a Pekin native who resides in Santa Monica California. He will be visiting Pekin for the weekend promoting his book.. His first book, To Laugh Think and Feel is an Anthology of story shorts (as he likes to call them) The book is written in a colloquial, easy to read style. Written much like Mark Twain in it's folksy and yet riveting composition. Lunsford's stories have an arc, great descriptions, and often resolve with a moral payoff. Jeff Oakley will entertain during the event.