Bridging Writers Author Series



A Chance to Meet and Listen to Local Authors!

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 

10:30 – 1:30 PM

Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts

Ali Hosseini is the author of the novels, The Place of Stones (2017) and The Lemon Grove (2012), both published by Northwestern University Press. His short stories have appeared in Story Quarterly, Coffin Factory, Epoch, Guernica, Fiction International, American Letters & Commentary and other places.

Victor D. Infante is the Entertainment Editor for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the editor-in-chief of Radius and the author of City of Insomnia from Write Bloody Publishing. His poems and stories have appeared in dozens of periodicals, including The Chiron Review, The Collagist, Barrelhouse, Pearl, Spillway, The Nervous Breakdown and Word Riot, as well as in anthologies such as Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry, Spoken Word Revolution Redux, The Last American Valentine: Poems to Seduce and Destroy, Aim For the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry, The Incredible Sestina Anthology and Murder Ink: 13 Tales of Newsroom Crime.

Andrew Linnell resides in Hudson, MA. 33 years after publication of his first book, The Dance of the Elves, Andrew rebirthed this book into a series with the sequel, From the Forest to the Sea. These stories follow the adventures of an elf, Beecher, whose explorations lead children to appreciate the depth and breadth of Nature.

Ruth M. McCarty’s short mysteries have appeared in Level Best Books anthologies, Flash Bang Mysteries, Kings River Life Magazine and Over My Dead Body! The Mystery Magazine Online. She won the 2009 Derringer Award given by the Short Mystery Fiction Society for her story, “No Flowers for Stacey,” published in Deadfall: Crime Stories by New England Writers. She is former editor at Level Best Books, a past president of the New England Chapter of Sisters in Crime, a member of Mystery Writers of America and a founding member of The New England Crime Bake.

James B. Nicola’s poems have appeared stateside in the Antioch, Southwest and Atlanta Reviews, Rattle, Tar River, and Poetry East, and in many journals in Europe and Canada. His nonfiction book, Playing the Audience, won a Choice award. His poetry collections are Manhattan Plaza (2014), Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater (2016), Wind in the Cave (2017), and Out of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists (2018).

Christian Reifsteck’s book, Turning Turf, published by Shanti Arts in 2016, is a collection of poems and photographs from Ireland based on the Irish practice of saving turf. His poems, photographs, and prose have appeared in numerous journals, including The Ekphrastic Review, Copperfield Review, and Written River.

Corinne Smith is the author of Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey, the first book to follow Henry Thoreau’s 1861 trip from Massachusetts to Minnesota; and a biography and activity book for middle-schoolers, Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities

Ursula Wong is the author of three novels, the award winning, Purple Trees, and the historical novels, Amber Wolf and Amber War, set during the Soviet occupation of Lithuania. Her short stories have appeared in Everyday Fiction, Spinetingler Magazine, and the popular Insanity Tales anthologies.