The Elizabethtown Writers Group, which includes published authors in Central Pa., will be sharing stories, poetry, and novel excerpts at an Author Extravaganza scheduled for Friday, May 4, at the Mulberry Art Studios in Lancaster, from 5 to 8 p.m. during Lancaster’s First Friday celebration.
Featured authors Richard Fellinger, Gale Martin, Mary Beth Matteo, Nancy McKinley, and Jesse Waters will read cuttings of their work in three sets with book sales and signing in between.
“Our writing workshop has been meeting at the Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College for over a year,” Martin said, “and we thought it was time to share some of our work with the greater community. We’re grateful to have a chance to do so at Mulberry Art Studios for First Friday.”
Fellinger, an adjunct professor of English at Elizabethtown College, will read from his new collection of short stories about people from the Pennsylvania Rust Belt, They Hover Over Us, winner of the 2011 Serena McDonald Kennedy Fiction Award published by Snake Nation Press.
Martin, whose short fiction has won first place from Writers-Editors Network and Scratch Magazine, will share excerpts from her debut novel Don Juan In Hankey, PA, a contemporary retelling of the Don Juan legend set in small-town USA, published in 2011 by Booktrope Editions.
Matteo has been published in the Antietam Review, South Carolina Review, and the Nebraska Review among other literary journals was also a finalist in the Catholic National Association of Presses for Literary Fiction. She will read from her short stories.
Dr. McKinley’s recent published fiction includes pieces in the Cortland Review, Big Water Anthology (Main Street Rag Publishing) an, Winter Anthology (Punkin House Press), and a Pushcart Prize nomination in Commutability Anthology 2010. She is a faculty member in the Wilkes University’s graduate creative writing program and will read some of her short fiction.
Waters, director of the Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College, is a runner-up for the Iowa Review Fiction Prize and a finalist in the Glimmer Train 2003 Poetry Open, The Davoren Hanna International Poetry Contest and the 2010 Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest, and writes short fiction and poetry.
Copies of They Hover Over Us and Don Juan in Hankey, PA can be purchased and signed at the event. For more information, contact Gale Martin, 717-627-1402 or firstname.lastname@example.org