The Recorder – Franklin County YMCA Author Showcase to feature nine writers


Posted: 09/29/2021 14:40:04 PM

Nine local authors will meet at the Franklin County 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 mandatory.

“I’m always on the lookout for ideas to bring the community and your YMCA together,” Jayne Trosin, YMCA Director of Fitness and Social Responsibility, said in a press release. “Speaking with several YMCA members, I realized that there was an opportunity to open our doors to introduce local authors to the community.

“Almost immediately, after posting the idea for a YMCA Author Showcase, nine authors responded,” she added.

Each author will have an individual table, offering his books for sale. Throughout the morning, individual authors will move around the social room for a brief discussion. The schedule is as follows:

■ 10:00 am to 10:10 am – Terry McConnell, author of “Breaking Through the Line: Bobby Marshall, the First African-American Player in the NFL”

■ 10:15 am to 10:25 am – Karma Kitaj, author of “Beguiled” and “Women Riders Who could… and did”

■ 10:30 am to 10:40 am – Wendy Black Farley, author of “Secluded Summer at Hidden Havens”

■ 10:45 am to 10:55 am – Philip Johnson, author of “The Hampden Railroad: The Greatest Railroad That Never Ran”

■ 10:55 am to 11:05 am – Jovonna Van Pelt, author of “Non-related questions”

■ 11:10 am to 11:20 am – 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 Ingénieur public services to the AFHQ in Europe during World War II; or, What to say in letters home when you are not allowed to write about war ”

■ 11:25 am to 11:35 am – Wendy Sibbison, author of “Helen in Trouble”

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

■ 11:50 am to noon – Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, author of “Reflections on the nature of friendship”


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