Local Authors Event with Mary Koral, Marilyn Churchill and Chris Lord
This is Nicola’s Books first winter Local Authors Event where we can showcase local authors to the community. By bringing authors together we hope to bring in a larger crowd to give the authors more exposure and help get the word out about their creative works.
Mary Koral grew up in a small town in northwestern PA. She earned an MA in Creative Writing and Women’s Studies at Eastern Michigan University. She currently lives in Ann Arbor MI with her husband Ken, returning frequently to PA. Her writing, including parts of this book, has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Tusculum Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly and other journals.
Marilyn Churchill is a published writer and illustrator with degrees in both fields. She is also a poet who has a chapbook, ‘Memory Stones’. Her work is a combination of both humor and intimacy. Churchill has worked as a college instructor and bookseller and is part-owner of West Side Book Shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Chris Lord has focused on writing songs for a few years, but has returned to poetry. Her poems appeared recently in the on-line AAR,and previously in journals. She’s won places in competitions. As founder of Word’n Woman Press, she’s edited and published three issues of Bear River Writers, the Writers Reading at Sweetwaters anthology, and Memory Stones by Marilyn Churchill. Chris’ chapbook Field Guide to Luck is a narrative poem published by Pudding House Publications. She was co-host of Writers Reading at Sweetwaters from 2006 to 2010. She’s working on a new book of poems and songs.