Tompkins County Public Library has announced the Sunday, November 8 launch of “From the Finger Lakes: A Prose Anthology,” a one-of-a-kind collection of fiction, memoir and non-fiction, published by Cayuga Lake Books.
“From the Finger Lakes . . .” features works from 44 writers ranging in age from 23 to 93, including nationally-known authors Diane Ackerman, Paul West, Lamar Herrin, Alison Lurie, Leslie Daniels and James McConkey, and regional favorites, Carol Kammen, Gene Endres, Katharyn Howd Machan and Brad Edmondson. Submissions were judged by acclaimed author, Rhian Ellis.
The launch will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room and will include readings from some of the authors featured in the book followed by a question and answer session.
The four editors of Cayuga Lake Books—Edward Hower, Peter Fortunato, Jack Hopper, and Ellis—will be available to discuss the press, its policies, and the opportunities it affords local writers. Planned for 2016 is a sequel to this prose anthology—a collection of local poets, which will reach out to college writing programs and local writers.
Copies of “From the Finger Lakes. . .” will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty at (607) 272-4557 extension 248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.