Willows Bistro resumes evening readings

WARRENSBURG - April 8 marks the return of evening sessions for the Second Thursday Readings series at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St. as regional writers present selections from their works.

The authors are scheduled to read short and entertaining selections from their prose and poetry in a program open to the public at no charge.

Opening this month's 7 p.m. program will be L.R. Warner of Elizabethtown, author of From the Blackest Cloud, a book based on her experience of living in the North Country in the mid-1900s and raising a child with cerebral palsy. She is likely to bring copies of the book, and proceeds from sales benefit Upstate Cerebral Palsy. Also reading will be Kathleen O'Day of Warrensburg, whose works include stories of her teaching experiences in Native American reservation schools. Doug Deneen of Warrensburg, whose memoir pieces have been called amusing and poignant, will share new material.

The program will end with unparalleled whining, as Minerva resident Carol Gregson, known as the "Pottersville Complainer," airs complaints she compiled over the winter.

The watercolors of Laura Neadle, primarily landscapes and still lifes, will be on display.

Writers interested in appearing at future readings are advised to sign up well in advance. To apply, stop in at Willows, call 504-4344 or email PersisGranger@aol.com.

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