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Word as Art — October 2012, Phelps, NY

WORD AS ART: a Books’ and Authors’ Festival

sponsored by and held at


The Phelps Arts Center

with support from NYSCA, Poet & Writers, Inc.,

and The Literary Guild of the Finger Lakes


October 19th-21st; 27th,  2012

   The Phelps Arts Center, 15 Church Street, Phelps, NY

free and open to the public



Friday, October 19th:


6:30-9 pm, publishers’ tables,


7:30-8:30 pm, “Making Visible the Hidden Pockets of the World: Why Memoirs Matter,”            

a talk by Sonja Livingston, award-winning author of the memoir, Ghostbread


Saturday, October 20:


1-4 pm: “Writing Your Story: One Memoir at a Time,” memoir writing workshop by     

Sonja Livingston, 1-4 pm


Sunday, October 21:


2-4 pm: Poetry Reading by published poets: Kitty Jospé, Ron Bailey, Karla Linn

Merrifield, and Patricia Roth Schwartz


the above events are free and open to the public:

funded by Poets & Writers, Inc., through NYSCA, and The Phelps Arts Center



Saturday, October 27th:   $5.00 for the whole day


12-12:45 pm: “Picture That!” a hands-on workshop by children’s book illustrator,

            Joshua Mull


1-11:45 am: “Wishing Your Way to a Book Deal,” a talk by author, Elizabeth Harper


1-1:45 pm: “The Never Failing Spring in the Desert: the Library as a Collaborative Force

in the Community,” Beth Horn, Executive Director, Geneva Public Library


3-4:30 pm: The Sage-Thyme Players of The Literary Guild of the Finger Lakes:

 “An Afternoon of Staged Readings of Original Plays,”

             by Ed Scutt and Patricia Roth Schwartz

the players are: Scutt, Schwartz, Joshua Mull, Judy McMillan, and Sandy Zohari;

the plays are: Odd Socks, Muffinland, Lay-Off, and Coffee Card


the above events are all held at The Phelps Arts Center, all open to the public 

10/19-21st: all events are free; 10/27: a $5.00 admission fee for the whole day

            or any part of it


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