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Macon Bookshop showcases three authors

12/6/2002 12:34:18 PM


LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Macon Bookshop will showcase the work of a short story writer, a poet, and two novelists during three free public events on December 6th and 7th. The bookshop is located at 2480 Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg.

Short story author Woody Carsky-Wilson will be available for book signing on Friday December 6th at 4:00 P.M. Carsky-Wilson's science fiction short story, "Worlds Apart," won third place in the third quarter of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest 2001and appears in the annual anthology, Writers of the Future: Volume XVIII. Carsky-Wilson lives in Virginia with his wife and son. He is a major in the Army Reserves and a stay-at-home dad.

Poet Mary Elisabeth Thayer is a Lynchburg native whose poetry has been described as "transparent and vibrant, yet honest, deep and moving." She will be giving a reading Saturday, December 7th at 11:00 A.M. Thayer has published two books of poetry—Peripheral Vision in 1994 and her latest release, Dog in Bloom. She is the widow of Dr. Philip Thayer, Theodore H. Jack Professor of History, Emeritus at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Thayer's reading will be followed by a book signing.

At 1:00 P.M. on December 7th, R-MWC alumna Bobbye Rucker Terry, from the Class of '75, and her writing partner Linda Campbell will read from their work and be available for book signing. Under the pen name Terry Campell, this duo has written three romantic comedies— Fat Chance, Mr. Wrong, and Intimate Investor. Fat Chance was a 2001 Booksellers Best Award finalist. Campbell and Terry are best friends who have both published non-fiction articles and short stories in local, regional, and national publications.

For more information on this and all other Macon Bookshop events, call 434-947-8108.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations