Readings return to Willows Bistro

WARRENSBURG - Willows Bistro will again host presentations by local emerging writers Aug. 13 in the Main Street cafe's monthly Second Thursday Readings series.

This free program, set for 7 - 9 p.m., features emerging writers from around the region as they read short selections from recent works.

Appearing this month are Mary Sanders Shartle, co-author of the award-winning works "Notes from the Firetower - Three Poets on the Adirondacks" and "Glacial Erratica," the second in the same series. An award-winning author, Shartle will read from her upcoming novel, "The Hermit: The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale."

Thurman Author Persis Granger will read from her historical novel "A Summer of Strangers," She has co-authored "Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer's: Writing a Path to Peace" among her many works.

David Newkirk of Riparius will tell stories from his "Traipsin' Appalachia: Tales from 43 Years in the Ministry." Newkirk's storytelling has made him a favorite in the region. Rounding out the program are Jan Nickerson of Wevertown, a columnist for the North Creek News Enterprise; Doug Deneen, a book and gift store owner of Bolton Landing; and Pat Leonard of Warrensburg with poetry and memoirs.

Painter Sally Soper Neenan of Long Lake is likely to visit the event. Her works are on exhibit at Willows Bistro for during August. Neenan paints on wood, depicting scenes inspired by her Adirondack surroundings.

Writers interested in presenting their works at future readings are asked to sign up with proprietor Debbie Swan by stopping in or phoning 504-3749 two weeks in advance.

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