Annual Public Reading by the Stone Ridge Library Writers

September 22, 2017, 7-9 pm
Marbletown Community Center
Stone Ridge, NY

The writers invite you to celebrate the Autumn Equinox and their fifth year together. Please join them for an evening of poetry and prose. The event is free.  Refreshments will be served.

About the Writers:

Catherine Arra is the author of Slamming & Splitting (Red Ochre Press, 2014), Loving from the Backbone (Flutter Press, 2015),and forthcoming from FutureCycle Press, Tales of Intrigue & Plumage. Recent poetry and prose appear in Split Rock Review, Blue Fifth Notebook, and Dying Dahlia Review, 2017 ebook. A former English and writing teacher, Catherine facilitates the Stone Ridge Library Writers’ group.

Frank Boyer began writing poetry in his 20s and has kept his hand in ever since. His chapbook of early poems, Jumping Out of My Skin, was published in 2009. He is presently working on a book that retells the Orpheus and Osiris myths. He’s is always happy to be where poetry is.

Bill Fellenberg was born in Occupation Japan to a Yokohama shop girl and an American GI. They came to America when he was four. After a career in the arts and in higher education, Bill began to write full-time. He lives in the Catskills with his wife, Donna, a psychoanalyst. Their son, Miles, is a classical pianist.

Sheila Finan is a local resident who spent years living in France, England and Spain. She’s worked in public education and mental health. Now retired, she remains active in current political movements.

Fay L. Loomis, the middle child of seven, spent her early years in rural Michigan before migrating to California. An upstater for the past eleven years, her pieces have appeared most recently in Watershed Review; First Literary Review-East; Tributaries, The Fourth River; Snapdragon:  A Journal of Art & Healing; and Burningword Literary Journal.

Cliff Mallery has been a lawyer, a teacher and a tender of bar. He writes recreationally about people he has known who may now be forgotten. By his writing, he hopes that they will be remembered. He lives in Accord with his wife and dog

Mike Polcari grew up in Stone Ridge, returning to country living after residing in Boston, San Francisco and Las Vegas. He spends summers in Northern California running a kids camp, inspiring his second book. As a former professional poker player who finished 11th in a World Series of Poker Tournament, he found many characters on the felt who stoked his creative fire. He writes popular fiction in the thriller genre and has completed two novels.

Carol Shank writes primarily for children. Her poem, “Bug Lights” published in August 2016, won the Highlights High Five 2016 Pewter Plate Award for “Poem of the Year.” She’s written picture books for educational publishers and her poetry has also appeared in Cricket and Ladybug magazines.

Jose Sotolongo is a physician, born in Cuba. His prose and poetry have appeared in several publications, including The Peacock Journal, Literary Nest, and Atticus Review, and will soon appear in Opossum. He lives with his husband in the Catskills of New York, where he is completing a novel.

Originally from Sullivan County, Scott Woods has worked as an illustrator for Simon & Schuster, Doubleday and Bantam, and spent ten years at DreamWorks Animation. His first book, We Hillfolk, recounts his return to the mountains and the creation of the Catskill farmstead he shares with his husband. Scott is presently the Head Grower at Mohonk greenhouses and is working on his second book.

Cecilia Worth, a retired registered nurse, lived as a child in so many places that she became a sort of adult hobo, creating temporary homes in unfamiliar environments. Published by McGraw-Hill, NY Times, and Travelers’ Tales, among others, she is writing a memoir about moving, at age sixty-nine, into an un-insulated, waterless Alaska cabin.