Author Rose Gordy Poetry Reading at the Monroeville, PA Library on August 1, 2013 from 5-7pm

Rose Gordy will read from her latest book, "Stairs to the Attic," and participate in a discussion regarding the themes of her work.
MONROEVILLE, Pa. - July 31, 2013 - PRLog -- The Monroeville Library has invited author Rose Gordy for a special reading and book signing event on Thursday August 1, 2013. Rose Gordy will be at the Monroeville Library from 5:00-7:00 PM reading from and signing copies of her four books "Stairs to the Attic: A Collection of Poems," "The Ladies Baltimore: Mothers and Daughters Alone and Together," "Into the Green Unknown," and "Unsettled Lives: A Collection of Short Stories." A question and answer session will follow the reading.

Author and dream counselor Rose Gordy spent thirteen years of her early life as a nun effectively cut off from the world. In spite of the conditions within the Church, she managed to leave and make a life for herself including getting married and having three sons. Through her experiences in the convent as well as decades of teaching in the classroom, she has woven compelling stories and poems honoring the lives lost and changed forever by adversity. For more information about Rose and Rosewords Books, please visit

Her latest 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 42 original photographs and over 150 poems this unexpected book will break the proverbial mold.

Rose Gordy is also 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.

A listing of programs and services at the Monroeville Library is available on the website at The library is located at 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd in Monroeville, PA 15146.

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.
Source: » Follow
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:Poetry, Poetry Reading, Books, Events, Religion
Industry:Books, Entertainment
Location:Monroeville - Pennsylvania - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
Rosewords Books News
Most Viewed
Daily News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share