Author Miriam Gershow at Ferndale Public Library March 29

Author Miriam Gershow at Ferndale Public Library March 29

(Ferndale Public Library, Ferndale 115 News, March 15, 2012 ed)

Ferndale Public Library is pleased to announce that the author of The Local News, Miriam Gershow, will visit the library on Thurs., Mar. 29 to discuss her work, meet readers and sign books. Free tickets for Gershow’s visit will be available at the library beginning Mar. 15. This special event is part of Ferndale Reads, the library’s annual month-long, community-wide read. The Local News is at the center of this year’s series of events, which features, Go Comedy performances, a film series, a 90s trivia night, book discussions and more.

Miriam Gershow is a novelist, short story writer and teacher. Her debut novel, The Local News, was published by Spiegel & Grau in February 2009. It has been called “unusually credible and precise” and “deftly heartbreaking” by The New York Times, as well as “an accomplished debut” (Publisher’s Weekly) with a “disarmingly unsentimental narrative voice,” (Kirkus Reviews).

Miriam is the recipient of a Fiction Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, as well as an Oregon Literary Fellowship. Her stories appear in The Georgia Review, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, Nimrod International Journal, The Journal, and Gulf Coast, among other journals. Miriam’s stories have been listed in the 100 Distinguished Stories ofThe Best American Short Stories 2007 and appeared in the 2008 Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories. She is also a past winner of the AWP Intro Journals award and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

The Ferndale Public Library promotes lifelong learning and personal development for diverse audiences of all ages by providing collections and services that educate, inform, enrich, and entertain.  The Library supports civic engagement and serves as a public commons where a diverse Ferndale community connects and shares ideas.  It is dedicated to the principles of intellectual freedom and community service.

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