Acclaimed authors of fiction, nonfiction and poetry will read from their works throughout the 2013 Summer Writers' Conference. The readings are open to the public and free. Refreshments will be served. Readings begin at 1 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery in the Fine Arts Center.
The readings on Wednesday, June 26 feature James Hoch and Karen Karbo.
Prior to joining the faculty at Ramapo College of New Jersey, James Hoch was a dishwasher, cook, dock worker, social worker, and shepherd. His poems have appeared in the Washington Post, American Poetry Review, Slate, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. he has authored two collections of poetry, A Parade of Hands, which won the Gerald Cable Award, and Miscreants. He was the 2008 Resident Poet at The Frost Place, the 2008 Steinhardt Visiting Writer at Rutgers–Newark, and is guest faculty at Sarah Lawrence. He resides in Garrison, NY and Seattle.
Karen Karbo is the author of three novels for adults. Trespassers Welcome Here, The Diamond Lane, and Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me. She has also penned three books in the Minerva Clark mystery series for children. She has published a memoir, The Stuff of Life, and a work of nonfiction, Generation Ex:Tales from the Second Wives Club. She is well known for her best-selling "kick ass women" series on Katharine Hepburn, Coco Chanel, and, most recently, How Georgia Became O'Keefe. Her book on Julia Child, Julia Rules, is being released this fall. She lives in Portland, OR.