Press release from the New River Valley Voices regarding the reading this Sunday at which I will present “Riding in Boats Through Salt Marshes:”
Six local Southwest Virginia authors will present original work at the spring 2013 New River Valley Voices Reading on Sunday, April 21, at 3 PM in the Blacksburg Public Library’s Community Room. The seven fiction, poetry and non-fiction pieces were selected from more than seventy submissions by final judges Jim Minick and Tiffany Trent, both local authors.
The authors featured are Kendra Atkins-Boyce (fiction), Andrea Badgley [that’s me!] (creative non-fiction), Larsen Bowker (poetry), Ann Goethe (fiction), Diane Goff (fiction), Alison Long (poetry), and Rob Neukirch (fiction).
The reading is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
Jim Minick, author of The Blueberry Years, and Tiffany Trent, author of several young adult novels including The Unnaturalists, will attend and have books available for purchase and signing.
New River Valley Voices formed in 2011 under the leadership of Su Clauson-Wicker, Jane Goette and Lesley Howard. Tony Distler joined them in 2012, providing the finalists with coaching on presentation of their pieces. Their mission is two-fold: 1. To provide NRV writers with a quality forum within which to share their work — a place both literal and figurative between the extremes of highly-competitive literary journals, and an open microphone venue. 2. To grow and nurture NRV audiences to enjoy local literary arts and to support local writers.
The Blacksburg Public Library is located at 200 Miller Avenue in Blacksburg.