The Ort Library hosted Nightsun Writer’s Conference and Reception Friday evening July 24.
Karen McElmurray, is greeted by Tim Wendel, writer-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University (left) and Gerry LaFemina, Director of Frostburg Center for Creative Writing (right). McElmurray read portions from her work that focused on the writer’s voice including a selection from Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey.
Award-winning horror author Michael Arnzen, who is also a tenured professor at Seton Hill University, read both prose and poetry selections during the evening. His newsletter http://www.gorelets.com contains the poem Zombifurcation that he chose for one reading. The Ort Library owns two of his fiction works: Grave Markings and Play Dead.
Poet Allison Joseph and non-fiction writer Tim Wendel attended the reception and read at the FSU’s Center for Creative Writing Conference the previous evening. Collections of Joseph’s poems, My Father’s Kites, Voice: Poems, Soul Train and In Every Seam and a copy of Wendel’s nonfiction book Castro’s Curveball are available at the Ort Library.