Franklin County’s YMCA Author Showcase to feature nine writers

  • Franklin County’s YMCA on Main Street in Greenfield will host an Author Showcase on Saturday. Staff File Photo

Staff Report
Published: 9/29/2021 2:40:04 PM

Nine local authors will convene at Franklin County’s YMCA on Saturday, allowing visitors to meet them and browse their collection of published books.

The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Masks are required.

“I am always looking for ideas to bring the community and your YMCA together,” Jayne Trosin, the YMCA’s director of fitness and social responsibility, said in a press release. “In conversation with several YMCA members, I realized there is an opportunity to open our doors to introduce local authors to the community.

“Almost immediately, after I posted the idea of a YMCA Author Showcase, nine authors responded,” she added.

Each author will have an individual table, offering their books for sale. Throughout the morning, individual authors will rotate through the Social Room for a brief discussion. The schedule is as follows:

■10 to 10:10 a.m. — Terry McConnell, author of “Breaking Through the Line: Bobby Marshall, the NFL’s First African American Player”

■10:15 to 10:25 a.m. — Karma Kitaj, author of “Beguiled” and “Women Riders Who Could … and Did”

■10:30 to 10:40 a.m. — Wendy Black Farley, author of “Secluded Summer at Hidden Havens”

■10:45 to 10:55 a.m. — Philip Johnson, author of “The Hampden Railroad: The Greatest Railroad That Never Ran”

■10:55 to 11:05 a.m. — Jovonna Van Pelt, author of “Unrelated Questions”

■11:10 to 11:20 a.m. — Rebecca Daniels, author of “Finding Sisters: How One Adoptee Used DNA Testing and Determination to Uncover Family Secrets and Find Her Birth Family” and “Keeping the Light on for Ike: Daily Life of a Utilities Engineer at AFHQ in Europe during WWII; or, What to Say in Letters Home When You’re Not Allowed to Write About the War”

■11:25 to 11:35 a.m. — Wendy Sibbison, author of “Helen in Trouble”

■11:40 to 11:50 a.m. — G. Greene, author of “Poems in a Time of Grief”

■11:50 a.m. to noon — Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, author of “Reflections on the Nature of Friendship”

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