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Cohen holds book launch & reading

PLATTSBURGH — Author Elizabeth Cohen will have a book launch and reading hosted at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 13 Brinkerhoff Street, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23.
Love meets technology with a dash of quirk in this collection of highly original short stories. An aspiring actress meets an Icelandic Yak farmer on a matchmaking Web site. An online forum for cancer support turns into a love triangle for an English professor, a Canadian fisherman, and an elementary school teacher living in Japan. A deer and a polar bear flirt via Skype. In The Hypothetical Girl a menagerie of characters graze and jockey, play and hook up in the online dating world with mixed and sometimes dark results. Flirting and communicating in chat rooms, through texts, e-mails, and IMs, they grope their way through a virtual maze of potential mates, falling in and out of what they think and hope may be true love.
The Plattsburgh native teaches creative writing through Gotham Writers Workshop and is an assistant professor at SUNY Plattsburgh where she teaches poetry and memoir and serves as fiction editor for The Saranac Review.
For more information contact Aimée Baker, NCCCA Arts Center Education Coordinator by phone at 563-1604 or by e-mail at education@plattsburgharts.org.

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