Thursday, January 6, 2011

In Which You Can See Me Live In Rare West Egg Appearance

All I can say is that Thomas Wolf lacked a proper train schedule. This Sunday afternoon at 1:30 I will be appearing at the Library in West Egg (AKA The Main Branch of the Great Neck Library) as a part of a panel discussion/reading called Girls From the Hood. All the panelists are former denizens of West Egg who now write. What's sort of remarkable to me, is that I could fill this panel up again without even trying too hard. Residents of West Egg are often referred to disparagingly (and not always wrongly so), but we do seem to be an excessively literary bunch. Here's the info:
Collectively, Nina Sonenberg, Carolyn Raship, E. Amato, Beth Fertig and Jill Hamburg Coplan have written novels, non-fiction books, plays, magazine and newspaper articles, radio segments, screenplays, poems, television documentaries, graphic novels, spoken word pieces, blog posts, personal essays, short stories, and business and non-profit materials. They have spent their creative and professional lives writing, editing, drawing, teaching, blogging, mentoring and performing. Find out what these five accomplished women who grew up in Great Neck have to say about what they write, the creative process, how they make a living as writers, the job climate for professional writers today, and how living in Great Neck informed their lives and careers. Join us for this entertaining, enlightening and spirited homecoming.
The program will be followed by snacks and book signing. The Great Neck Library is located at 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck, NY.

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