22 March 2009

Look for whom I'm the opening act!

From Courant.com

Farmington, CT

Gina Barreca Among Featured Authors At Writers Festival On Campus

Submitted by Kerry Ann Kowar on 2009-03-11.

Gina Barreca is among the eight authors featured in the year's Writers Fest.The 6th Annual Writers Festival will be held on Wednesday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the former library at Tunxis Community College.

All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Gina Barreca, best-selling author will speak from 7:45-9:00 pm.

Featured authors and event schedule:

8:00-8:30 a.m.: Reception Continental

8:30-8:45 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks

8:45-9:45 a.m.: Gilbert L. Gigliotti is a professor and chairman of the English department at CCSU and author of A Storied Singer: Frank Sinatra as Literary Conceit.

10:15-11:20 a.m.: Denis Horgan is an award-winning, veteran newspaper columnist, blogger and editor who has worked in Boston, Dublin, Bangkok, Washington and, most recently, for The Hartford Courant.

11:50 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Joel Derfner received his bachelor's degree in linguistics from Harvard and an MFA in musical theater writing from the Tisch School of the Arts. Musicals for which he has written the scores have been produced in London, New York, and various cities in between.

1:25-2:30 p.m.: Poetry Slam. All are welcome to share their writings.

3:20-4:30 p.m.: Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick ("Jan Coffey") have written twenty-seven novels and a work of nonfiction. Currently writing as Jan Coffey, these authors have garnered more than thirty awards for their novels. Recent titles include The Puppet Master, The Deadliest Strain, and The Project.

5:10-6:20 p.m.: Frances Gilbert is the pen name of middle-school teacher Gillian Collings. Born in the U.K., Gilbert emigrated to the USA with her husband and family and has published six children's books and and an adult mystery. Titles include: Turtle on a Summer's Day, Celeste and Regine in the Rain Forest, To Know the Sea, and Where Is She Now?

6:40-7:40 p.m.: Linda Garmon is a four-time Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and director of documentaries with more than 20 years of experience. Her work has appeared on several PBS series as well as on ABC. A recipient of a Vannevar Bush Fellowship, Garmon wrote, produced and directed The Truth About Cancer, a documentary chronicling the lives and stories of cancer patients including her own husband's battle with the disease.

7:45-9:00 p.m.: Gina Barreca, professor of English at the University of Connecticut, is the bestselling author of They Used to Call Me Snow White, But I Drifted, as well as seven other books including Perfect Husbands and Other Fairy Tales, Babes in Boyland, I'm With Stupid (co-authored with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post) and the forthcoming It's Not that I'm Bitter: How I Stopped Worrying About Visible Pantylines and Conquered the World (to be published in May by St. Martin's Press). She blogs weekly for Psychology Today and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and writes a column for The Hartford Courant.

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