The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Karen Alpha as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, August 25, 2014 7:00 PM at the Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main St. Montour Falls, NY.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Karen Alpha soon relocated to northern New York where she received a BA from St. Lawrence University. After a stint in Cincinnati, she and her family eventually settled in New York’s southern Finger Lakes region. She has been a librarian, social worker, antique dealer, fitness instructor, college English instructor, ESL teacher, and lifeguard, most of which she still is.
As a writer-in-residence in local schools, she directs the Short Story Project for students. Karen’s own award-winning short stories have been appearing in literary journals and magazines for decades. Most recently she has been delighted to place poems in several anthologies, among them KNOCKING ON THE SILENCE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY INSPIRED BY THE FINGER LAKES and LISTENING TO WATER: THE SUSQUEHANNA WATERSHED ANTHOLOGY. ALL BLUE IN THE WORLD is her first collection of poems, published by FootHills Publishing, August 2014. She has a book of haiku, THAT YEAR ON BLACKBERRY HILL, also coming out.
An open reading will follow the featured reading after a short break. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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***Please note the location! Subject: Literary Event Press Release Event: Literary Reading Where: Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls, NY When: Monday, August 25th, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm.
Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the reading for a meal, snacks or drinks at 6:00 PM. Let’s be supportive since the cafe has so graciously agreed to host us.