The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Mark Matthews as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 7:00PM at the Montour House Café & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls New York. It is also a book release for his chapbook, “The Lady of the Seneca Lake,” published this month by Light and Shadow Publishing & Illustrating.
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 of the cafe since they have graciously agreed to host us.
Mark Calvin Matthews, a writer and artist, resides in Watkins Glen, NY.
He has been a member of the Watkins Glen Writers Group since 2006, and has been a featured reader for the Watkins Glen Writers Group Reading Series. He is a painter, working in oils and acrylics, with shows in Ithaca, Corning, and other locales coming soon.
He holds a Bachelors Degree from Elmira College in English Literature and Educational Studies. His poem, “Aunt Pooh,” and selected short story, “Future Options,” were published in Sybil, the Elmira College literary magazine, consecutively in the 2006 and 2007 editions.
Mark is an educator, ranging from high school substitute teacher, to community college assistant soccer coach, to a current instructor of students 2nd-5th grade at an after-school Kids World program run by the YWCA of Elmira.
He is a Christian, now studying with Shepherd’s Chapel, a non-denominational church, out of Gravette, Arkansas. He is also a game enthusiast—of collectible card games, and is a classic card shark, and chess aficionado.