Rose Gordy and Jack Spencer to Read Poetry and Sign Books at the Oakland, Maryland Library

These two authors will be at the Ruth Enlow Library on November 9, starting at 6:30pm
Nov. 9, 2011 - PRLog -- Two local writers—Rose Gordy and Jack Spencer—will read from their body of work and sign copies of their books at the Oakland Library on Wednesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Rose Gordy, who splits her time between the Washington, D.C. area and Western Maryland, has written four books—The Ladies Baltimore: Mothers and Daughters Alone and Together, Into the Green Unknown, Unsettled Lives, and her latest work, Stairs to the Attic: A Collection of Poems.

This newly released collection, from which Gordy will read, contains poems such as The Catch-22 of Human Existence, And the Lake Flows On, and The Corridors of Myself. They all inherently address life's vexing questions of love and loss and learning. “Throughout the dramatic changes in my life,” notes Gordy, “I have discovered that the elusive truths we all instinctively search for somehow manage to manifest in our lives when we need them most.”

Gordy also is a national and state workshop facilitator, speech coach, veteran secondary English teacher, dream counselor, and published poet, essayist and short story writer. She earned a Master’s Degree in English and French from the University of Notre Dame and has been writing and teaching for most of her life. More information about the author and her work is available at

Jack Spencer will read from his recently published book Road to Redemption, a collection of poems, short stories, and drawings of varied subject matter and styles. Most of the pieces have been published in other magazines, anthologies, and annuals. “Some of the work,” notes Spencer, “is irreverent, some ribald, and some emotionally touching.”

Spencer has lived in Garrett County for 10 years and received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Frostburg State University. He is a therapist with the Garrett County Health Department and has been in numerous plays at Our Town Theatre.

For questions about the event, contact Bonnie Winters at 301-334-3996, ext. 117. Reservations are not required but a courtesy call to the library is appreciated.

A listing of programs and services at the Ruth Enlow Library is available on the website at The library is located at 6 North Second Street, Oakland, MD 21550.

If you cannot make it to this special event, all of Rose's books are available in paperback and eBook formats at On her website, there are also links to her Kindle Store, her Facebook page, and her Twitter page.

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