Elizabeth Gordon

The Community of Writers reading series will feature readings by local authors Elizabeth K. Gordon, Julie Lomoe and James Schlett on Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00PM to4:00PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.  They will be reading and discussing their recent work and their books will be available.  The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild.

James Schlett is an award-winning journalist whose feature and business writing has been recognized by the New York Newspaper Publishers Association and the New York State Associated Press Association. He is the author of A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2015). His prose have been published in Songs of Innocence, New York Archives and the Mid-Atlantic Almanack, and his poetry has been published in Nomad’s Choir, The Literary Gazette,The Heron’s Nest, Acorn, and Bottle Rockets.

Elizabeth K. Gordon was born in Queens, NY and lives now in Cohoes.  She is a Pushcart nominated poet and the author of Love Cohoes (CDD Books, 2014), which was a finalist for the Indie Book Awards. Her poems have appeared in PANK, Viral Cat, IthacaLit, Moonshot,Up the River and elsewhere.  She currently teaches writing at Northampton Community College and in community workshops.  She discovered slam poetry in 2011 and has since then performed at The Individual World Poetry Slam, the National Poetry Slam and Women of the World Poetry Slam (where she placed 11th in a field of 72). She is a member of Albany’s 2015 Nitty Gritty slam team. For more www.ekg3.com

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Julie Lomoe brings a wealth of mental health and home health care experience to her mystery novels. Her work as an art therapist at a psychiatric hospital inspired her to turn to fiction as a creative outlet. She later founded and ran ElderSource, Inc., a Licensed Home Care Services Agency in upstate New York. A vocal advocate for the rights of mentally ill and elderly consumers, Julie is a member of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and of the Mental Health Players, an improvisatory theatre troupe.  Her most recent novel is Hope Dawns Eternal, combining intrigue, soap operas & vampires.

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The Hudson Valley Writers Guild fosters an active community of writers and readers by encouraging the development of local authors and providing opportunities for them to share their talents with local audiences.  For more information about the Guild visit the website at www.hvwg.org.

For more information about this reading and the Community of Writers series contact Dan Wilcox, 518-482-0262; email: dwlcx@earthlink.net.