Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tea and Conversation with Author Joyce Hinnefeld

Join us for tea and conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of WOMEN READING ALOUD, conducts an up-close and personal interview with award-winning author Joyce Hinnefeld at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, March 27 at 2:00 pm. Ms. Hinnefeld’s most recent book is Stranger Here Below (2010), a powerful novel about three generations of women. At the library, audience members will have a rare opportunity to ask the author questions about her books and writing process. A short reading and book signing will follow the interview.

Joyce Hinnefeld is Cohen Chair in English and Literature at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In 2009-2010, she received an Isherwood Foundation Fellowship for Writers. Her first novel, In Hovering Flight (2008), was a #1 Indie Next Pick. Her short story collection, Tell Me Everything and Other Stories (1998) won the 1997 Breadloaf Writers Conference Bakeless Prize in fiction, and her novel manuscript, Pilgrim’s Song, was a finalist for the 2006 Bellwether Prize. Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies, and she has also published scholarly articles on the work of American women writers and on the teaching of writing. She serves as director of the Moravian College Writing Center.

Interviewer Julie Maloney has worked in the arts as a performer and educator her entire life. She is a poet and writer, photographer and teacher who has taught writing on both the high school and college levels. She is founder and director of Women Reading Aloud (WRA), a not-for-profit organization that promotes women writers in New Jersey and beyond. WRA holds special events, weekend writing retreats, conferences and on-going writing workshops in spring and fall during which women writers of all genres hone their work in a salon type setting.

There is no charge to attend the program at the library, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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