Ligonier Valley Writers hosts reception, readings
Ligonier Valley Writers hosted a publication party for the Loyalhanna Review July 18 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier.
The evening consisted of a reception and readings from writers and poets published in the Review.
David Ades, an Australian poet published in the United States and Down Under, read “Sleepless in Pittsburgh,” an examination of how the former is a far cry from “Sleepless in Seattle.”
Marge Burke, whose new book “Letters to Mary” uses Civil War-era correspondence, read “Crocus Tea,” a story about a dress-up event she hosts annually with her granddaughters, Autmn and Christina Burke. Both girls attended the reception.
Joe Potts, a semi-retired engineer known for his humor, read “A Bird in the Hat,” a tale about his frenetic attempts to rescue a goldfinch he found under his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Janet Sady, an author, poet, storyteller and motivational speaker, read a poem about the telltale signs of summer in “It Must Be June If.”
Special guests at the event were award-winning writers Timons Esaias andL. Sue Baugh, both instructors at the Ligonier Valley Writers Conference, held July 19 at Westmoreland County Community College.
Loyalhanna Review editor Ruth McDonald conducted the program.
Seen:Ron Shafer, Ed Kelemen, Lou and Barb Steiner, Linda Ciletti, Judith Gallagher, Candace Kubinec, Ronald Murphy, Jim Busch, Nancy Clark, DavidJoez Villaverde and Alicia Stankay.