TMC Creative Writing Vision Program Visiting Authors Series Offers Free Literary Events

Sept. 9 Event at Joseph Beth Kicks Off Schedule

CRESTVIEW HILLS KY, August 12, 2013 – Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., continues its collaboration with Joseph Beth Booksellers/Crestview Hills to offer literary programs by award-winning authors that are free and open to the public. On Monday, September 9, 2013, two programs will be presented with renowned essayist and poet Rebecca McClanahan, the author of a multi-generational memoir. McClanahan will visit Thomas More College’s campus for a noon-time discussion about the writing life and the challenges and rewards of family history writing.  At 7 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers/Crestview Hills, McClanahan will read from and sign her newest book, The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change, a multi-generational memoir based on hundreds of letters and documents spanning more than a century of life in and beyond her family’s central Indiana origin.  McClanahan is the author of nine previous books of poetry and prose, and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Wood Prize from Poetry, among other honors. McClanahan travels throughout the country to conduct readings, workshops and writing residencies.

Upcoming events scheduled for the Thomas More College Creative Writing Vision Program also include:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers/ Crestview Hills

Stoykova author photoThe Porcupine of MindKaterina Stoykova-Klemer will read from and sign her newest book, The Porcupine of Mind, and discuss her life and work as a poet, translator and editor in both English and her native Bulgarian.  Stoykova-Klemer is a poet, translator, editor, teacher, radio host and publisher from Bourgas, Bulgaria who has lived in the United States since 1995 and in Lexington, Ky., since 2004.   The author of three books of poetry, she hosts Accents—a radio show for literature, art and culture on WRFL, 88.1 FM, Lexington, and leads various poetry groups and workshops in the region. In January 2010, Katerina launched Accents Publishing—an independent press for brilliant voices.

Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers/ Crestview Hills

Mike Henson by margaret randall 41Pauletta Hansel closeRegional authors Michael Henson and Rhonda Pettit join Thomas More College’s Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel to read from and sign their newest books. Henson’s latest work is Tommy Perdue, a novella from MotesBooks, set in Cincinnati’s Lower Price Hill. He is the author of two previous books of fiction, Ransack, a novel; A Small Room with Trouble on My Mind, a book of stories; and three collections of poetry, The Body Geographic, The Tao Of Longing and Crow Call. Pettit’s newest What I Did Therebook is Fetal Waters (Finishing Line Press 2013), poetry that ranges from lyrical observations to explorations of race, gender, and war.  Her poetic drama, The Global Lovers, was a Critic’s Pick at the 2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.  Thomas More College’s Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel is the author of four poetry collections, most recently The Lives We Live in Houses (Wind Publications 2011) and What I Did There (Dos Madres Press, 2011).

The Lives We Live in HousesThomas More College’s Fall 2013 Creative Writing Vision Program Visiting Author Series is supported by a grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee. For more information about Thomas More College, visit


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