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A Confluence of Readers and Writers

October 21


Join Woodbury Public Library and Studio Hill Gallery for a day celebrating the written word!

The Library will host three panels moderated by poet Sandy Carlson, writer Cindy Eastman, and librarian Marla Martin.  The program kicks off with culinary experts David Leite, Maria Bruscino Sanchez, Holly Hughes and Neema Syovata with a panel discussion “How do food and the way we prepare it tell stories?”.

John Opalenik, Jackson Kuhl and members of the Horror Writers Association will then talk on the topic “Why do readers and writers choose to be unsettled by horror writing?” followed by a conversation with authors Helene Stapinski, Chris Belden, Anne K. Howard and playwright Joe Godfrey for “What does it mean to have a successful writing career today?”.

The panel will culminate with a movie screening of A Little White Lie based on Chris Belden’s novel Shriver following a presentation on how he succeeded with a major publisher and then a movie. Chris will be joined by Katie Schneider for this portion of the event.

Authors Sivan Hong and Sally J. Pla will be presenting a family friendly storytime about neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, etc.) kids in the Library’s Children’s department.

At Studio Hill Gallery, 507 Main Street South, you’ll have a chance to meet authors Steven Parlato, Gioia Diliberto, and Gabi Coatsworth and purchase copies of autographed books by local authors.

  • 2023-10-21 00:00:00


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