PA Authors Reading Series with authors Gabriel Welsch and Camille-Yvette Welsch
LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania Authors reading series will host acclaimed authors Camille-Yvette Welsch and Gabriel Welsch at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Parsons Union Building (PUB) Multipurpose Room at Lock Haven University
The authors, who are siblings, will discuss how each balances writing, teaching and relationships while “living a life of the arts.” Free and open to the public, the evening reading and presentation will include a book signing.
Camille-Yvette is the author of “FULL,” and “The Four Ugliest Children in Christendom.” The latter, according to Lock Haven University professor Marjorie Maddox Hafer, “confronts societal expectations, the ethics of research, the pressures and complications of parenting and adoption and shifting definitions of truth and beauty.”
Winner of the Nancy Lowe Teaching Award, Camille-Yvette is a professor of English at Penn State University, where she directs the High School Writing Day. She also acted as the reviews editor of Literary Mama for six years, and engages in poetry outreach through multiple programs including OLI, Poems from Life and The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Performing Arts. She is a longtime book reviewer and profile writer and her work has appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, Calyx, Literary Mama, The Women’s Review of Books, Foreword Reviews and Rain Taxi Review. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
Gabriel writes fiction and poetry and is the author of four collections of poems: “The Four Horsepersons of a Disappointing Apocalypse,” “The Death of Flying Things,” “An Eye Fluent in Gray” and “Dirt and All Its Dense Labor.” His work has appeared widely, in journals including Ploughshares, Georgia Review, Thrush, Southern Review, Harvard Review, Missouri Review, as well as on Verse Daily and in Ted Kooser’s column “American Life in Poetry.” His story, “Groundscratchers,” originally published in The Southern Review, was named a Distinguished Story in the 2012 edition of The Best American Short Stories.
He regularly writes about books, having published more than 150 reviews in journals, magazines and newspapers. He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, and is employed by Duquesne University as vice president of marketing and communications.
For more information, contact Maddox Hafer at mmaddoxh@lockhaven .edu.