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Next Year's Words: A New Paltz Reading Forum

  • Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Community Center 30 N Chestnut St New Paltz, NY, 12561 United States (map)

Next Year’s Words opens its 2018-2019 season with myth and memoir as Laurence CarrKim Ellis, and Margarita Meyendorff take the stage

Next Year’s Words, the popular literary forum in New Paltz, begins its 5th season with a spell-binding enchantment of words at the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz on October 17, 2018, at 7:30 pm.

Laurence Carr is a writer of plays, fiction and poetry. His novel, Pancake Hollow Primer, A Hudson Valley Story, published by Codhill Press, won first prize at the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for First Novel (under 80,000 words).

Kim Ellis began her writing career with a red crayon under her parents’ coffee table. At age four, she upgraded to the closet door. Now, as a retired teacher, she is still scribbling away, producing stories that have appeared in CricketHigh Five Magazine for ChildrenStinkwaves, and Skipping Stones magazines. Kim won first prize for children’s poetry in the Children’s Writer Newsletter(February 2014). She is a teacher consultant with the Hudson Valley Writing Project. She enjoys yoga, quilting, and hanging out with her granddaughters. Tangled in Magic is her first published book.

Margarita Meyendorff (Mourka) was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany to a Russian baron and his Estonian wife, aristocratic parents who were forced to flee for their lives from persecution by the Communists during and right after WWII. When the family immigrated to the United States in 1949, Mourka seemed destined to be forever displaced – moving more than thirty times until she finally settled in a historic house in upstate New York. DP Displaced Person, her upcoming memoir is a portrait of Mourka as she journeys through the hardships of her immigrant beginnings to becoming a wife, parent, educator and artist.

There will be an open mic and refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $3

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Presented by Wallkill Valley Writers and supported by the SUNY New Paltz Department of English.

Earlier Event: October 17
Albany Poets Presents: Thom Francis
Later Event: October 18
Memoir Writing Workshop