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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Greenbrier County Library welcomes Patsy Pittman

The Greenbrier County Library, in Lewisburg, will hold the June edition of its Brown Bag Lunch series on June 6 at noon in the lower level multi-purpose room. For those not familiar with the Brown Bag Lunch Reading concept, it is thus: You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the place to eat it and some literary entertainment. June’s literary entertainment will be readings of short stories and poems from a new collection called Blood Kin & Other Strangers by WV author (and former WV Writers Treasurer) Patsy Evans Pittman.

In Blood Kin and Other Strangers, Pittman explores that most intimate of mysteries—the family. Drawn from her Appalachian heritage, these short stories and poems show all facets of families, from love and loss, revenge and redemption, to even deceit and murder. This carefully crafted collection features stark drama, gentle humor and surprise endings—and characters who will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.

A resident of Vienna, W. Va., Patsy has been publishing stories and poetry for many years in such regarded publications as FIRST for Women, Woman’s World, Grit and Confluence Literary Magazine, among others. Her first non-fiction has appeared in Guideposts Books’ Cup of Comfort Ideals, Country Woman and others. She has won numerous awards from Writers Digest, West Virginia Writers, Midwest Writers, Alabama Writers Conclave and received a 2007 Fellowship in Literature from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Patsy Pittman will be on hand for the reading and will be available for autographing copies of her book afterward. Assisting Pittman in the readings will be Eric Fritzius, president of WV Writers and former Greenbrier County Library employee who is returning to help continue the brown bag reading series.

So please join us for our next Brown Bag Reading, June 6 at noon in the lower level of the Greenbrier County Library, Lewisburg. Bring your lunch, bring your ears and prepare to be entertained.