Hearing Voices: Writers and Their Inspiration

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Hearing Voices: Writers and Their Inspiration   Live Event: May 5,  6:00 - 7:00pm

Come In Person! Tompkins County Library, Borg Warner Room East, 101 E. Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850


LiveStream on Youtube at https://youtu.be/pXgJgUBExgI


This reading and discussion explore the sources of writers’ inspiration. Whose voices do we listen to? Which ones demand our attention and why? What happens when we listen deeply to our own inner voices and/or the voices of others? Carol Kammen focuses on lost voices from American history, as she reads from her recently published historical novel that describes the experiences of women and girls traveling west on the Oregon Trail in 1842. Susan Currie reads from a soon to be published memoir about a forgotten chapter in medical history, in which she describes her childhood confinement in a hospital in Mississippi in the late 1950’s. And Anne Mazer reads a previously published story called “Forgotten.” The reading will be followed by a discussion, as well as a question-and-answer period.


The Community Arts Partnership presents the 14th annual Spring Writes Literary Festival, with over 40 events running from May through June this year! See the line-up of events and artist bios at www.springwrites.org. Please share this event with your book-loving friends!