Several of the authors have published books that will be available for sale and book signings will be done. Doors open at 6pm. Light refreshments will be served. Beer and wine will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting Our Town Theatre.
Readings begin at 7pm. The event is free. Seating is limited and reservations may be made by calling Garrett County Arts Council at 301-334-6580.
Our Town Theatre is located at 121 Center Street in Oakland, Maryland. This theatre provides a wide variety of plays and other theatrical experiences to encourage the growth of knowledge and positive action. By maintaining high artistic standards and by understanding interrelating with the local citizens, they endeavor to meet the needs of the community via the performing arts.
Rose Gordy's new book "Stairs to the Attic" is a collection of poetry down to earth yet otherworldly, a book which instinctually eschews the conventional. Amidst the hundreds of little adventures within these pages, readers will no doubt find themselves transported to places and feelings familiar and fantastic. One could watch TV but nothing captures an experience like the timeless rhythmical synergy of song & speech which Humans call Poetry. The poem which gives this book its title, Stairs to the Attic, paints a picture of youth restrained but always one step away from the truth. Will a group of former nuns find out the secret their convent held from them? What could possibly happen when these liberated women return decades later full of latent curiosity? Other poems delve into the dreamscape, the synchronistic, the blood bonds, the shadow memories, the earthiness, the maternal instincts, the harkening forward and the eyeful. Filled with 38 original photographs and over 140 poems this unexpected book will break the proverbial mold.
If you cannot make it to this special event, all of Rose's books are available in paperback and eBook formats at http://www.Rosewords.com. On her website, there are also links to her Kindle Store, her Facebook page, and her Twitter page.
About Rose Gordy:
In addition to being the writer of four books, "The Ladies Baltimore: Mothers and Daughters Alone and Together," "Into the Green Unknown," "Unsettled Lives" and "Stairs to the Attic," Rose Gordy is also a veteran secondary English teacher, national & state workshop facilitator, speech coach, dream counselor, and published poet, essayist and short story writer. She earned a Masters Degree in English and French from the University of Notre Dame and has been writing and teaching for most of her life. She resides in the Washington, D.C. area and Deep Creek Lake, MD.