To showcase the extraordinary creativity of our community, Tompkins County Public Library has established the Local Voices Collection. Tompkins County resident musicians, writers, and filmmakers are invited to submit their self-published CDs, books, and DVDs for inclusion in our Local Voices Collection.
Resources for Self-Publishing
Tompkins County Public Library will host a reading with Local Voices contributor Rob Sullivan on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room West.
Known by many in the Ithaca community as a postal worker at the Tioga Street office, Rob Sullivan, since retiring, has written a series of poems tracing his work experiences, from the entrance exam to his final day. The carefully crafted poems in this collection, Post Scripts: Behind the Counter at the Ithaca Post Office, range from deeply personal to philosophical. With whimsical word play and spot-on insights, the pieces explore what it means to play a small part in the life of a community. Throughout the memoir, there is a call to live life in an authentic, awakened way.
Rob Sullivan came to Ithaca in 1978, for music, dance, friendship, and love. He stayed because he found them all. His Postal Service career, 1985 to 2013, inspired this book. He is now composing poetry to soothe a saddened world.
This program is free and open to the public.