Date: November 17, 1998
Contact: Allison deGroot
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org @colby.edu
Two authors will read from their work at the annual Writers Harvest event at Colby College at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The event will be in the Colby College Museum of Art. Jaimee Colbert and Monica Wood will read from their fiction. While it is open to the public free of charge, donations are requested, since the Writers Harvest is a fund raiser for fighting hunger in America.
Wood is the author of Secret Language, a novel; Description, a book on fiction writing; and three books on teaching contemporary literature in high school. She is a regular contributor to Writers Digest magazine. Wood's short stories have been widely published, most recently in Redbook, Yankee and Tampa Review. Her work has been included in several anthologies and she won a Pushcart Prize this year for a story that appeared in Glimmer Train.
Jaimee Wriston Colbert is the author of Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile, a collection of stories that won the Zephyr Fiction Prize, and Climbing The God Tree, winner of the 1997 Willa Cather Fiction Prize.
The Writers Harvest is a program of Share Our Strength, a national organization that works to alleviate and prevent hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. Share Our Strength has distributed more than $45 million in grants to more than 1,000 anti-hunger and anti-poverty organizations worldwide.
In Maine, Writers Harvest grants will support the Maine Coalition for Food Security, a statewide advocacy group that works to increase access to quality, nutritious food for low-income individuals and families in the state.