looking at curtains instead of Captain Wentworth as she and Anne walked down the street in Bath, or whether she actually did see Captain Wentworth but didn’t like to say so. A highlight of the day was Marilyn Rueth’s reading selection. Bypassing Jane entirely, she read a lovely and thought-provoking poem from Myrna’s book The Art of Loss (Michigan State University Press, 2001). Besides taking care of her demanding house, Myrna is a successful poet. She has a second book in print, How Else to Love the World, with a third, The Cassanova Chronicles, to come out this summer. These books are (or will be) available on Amazon.
Carrie Bebris to Appear at Literary Picnic in Columbus
Having launched her fifth Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery, The Intrigue at Highbury, in March, Carrie has a couple more appearances scheduled in the area. She will be guest author for the James Thurber House and Museum Summer Literary Picnic in Columbus on Wednesday, June 30. For further information call the Thurber Museum at (614)-464-1032 or consult their website at http://www.thurberhouse.com/events/events.html. That sounds like a delightful event, as elegant as a Box Hill picnic.
Antioch Writers’ Workshop Starts Saturday, July 10
Like the Dayton Region of JASNA, the Antioch Writers’ Workshop in Yellow Springs is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Also this year they are introducing“a la carte” registration, to encourage attendance from people who can’t devote a whole week to the workshop. The Saturday program is a standalone event with morning and evening keynote talks and three breakout sessions. It looks like an enticing opportunity for readers as well as writers. Carrie Bebris will give the morning keynote talk and lead the fiction breakout groups on Saturday. Carrie and District member Judy DaPolito are both active in organizing and promoting the Writers’ Workshop. For more information check the website www.antiochwritersworkshop.com or call (937) 475-7357.