Annual Public Reading by the Stone Ridge Library Writers

September 28, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
Marbletown Community Center
Refreshments will be served.

The Library Writers are: Catherine Arra, Frank Boyer, Bill Fellenberg, Fay Loomis, Donna Johnson, Cliff Mallery, Mike Polcari, Carol Shank, José Sotolongo, Lisa St. John, Natasha Williams, Cecilia Worth, Bob Wurtzel

Featured Readers this year:

Catherine Arra is author of Slamming & Splitting (Red Ochre Press, 2014), Loving from the Backbone (Flutter Press, 2015), and Tales of Intrigue & Plumage (FutureCycle Press, 2017). 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.

Fay L. Loomis, the middle child of seven, spent her early years in rural Michigan, before migrating to California. An upstater for the past twelve years, her poetry and prose have appeared in online and print publications.

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.

Lisa St. John is a teacher and published poet currently working on a memoir. Her poetry can be found in places such as Chronogram, 2Elizabeths, and The Poet’s Billow. She also recently had a memoir excerpt published in Grief Digest. Lisa’s two blogs and her poetry chapbook are on her website, lisachristinastjohn.com.

Natasha Williams is an adjunct biology professor at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, NY and currently works as a consultant with the International Public Schools coaching science teachers. She is working on a memoir, excerpts of which were selected by the NY writers institute in their memoir writers seminar taught by James Lasdun of Columbia University and published in 650 Read.

Pictured above from top to bottom: M. Polcari, C.Mallery, L. St. John, D. Johnson, F. Loomis, C. Arra

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