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Local writers Michael Nethercott and GennaRose Nethercott will share their views on storytelling, offer readings, and engage in lively literary banter.
GennaRose Nethercott’s recent novel Thistlefoot has received numerous accolades from such sources as NPR, Wall Street Journal, and Book of the Month. Her first book, The Lumberjack’s Dove, a story in verse, won the National Poetry Series. Whether authoring novels, poems, ballads, or even fold-up paper cootie catchers, her projects are all rooted in myth and folklore—and what our stories reveal about who we are. She tours nationally and internationally performing strange tales (sometimes with puppets in tow), and writes/researches for the supernatural podcast Lore.
Michael Nethercott’s new novel The Ballad of Black Powder is his first foray into writing westerns. He’s the author of two mystery novels, The Séance Society and The Haunting Ballad and has won several literary awards. His short stories have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year. As a playwright and director he has helmed numerous local productions and was the originator of the Forest of Mystery theatrical tour, which has become an annual tradition.
Books will be available for purchase, and a signing will follow the event.