Pocahontas Co Free Libraries Celebrates Female Writers Sunday, May 23rd

Marlinton, WV – Some of the great literary classics and local talent will celebrate the rich tapestry of the Feminine word this Sunday at the McClintic Library in Marlinton. It’s an evening of live performances sponsored by the Pocahontas County Free Libraries and the Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation.

The evening’s entertainment will begin with a portrayal of Margery Kempe by local actress Ellen Broudy. Kempe was a fifteenth century writer credited with writing the first autobiography in the English language in 1438. Other writers to be profiled include the Bronte sisters, Emily, Charlotte and Anne, who provided such literary classics as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Kelly Kemp, Jim Norris, Alana Preston and Derek Teaney will perform a skit about the Brontes.

Janeal Quinnell will portray well known twentieth century writer Eudora Welty, author of The Optimist’s Daughter. And Stephanie Bachman will provide her insights into JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series.

Interspersed between these performances will be readings performed by High Rocks Academy girls. Teacher Emma Eisenberg says the readings are part of a creative writing class taught at the Academy this year.

This event is being held to raise money for the Pocahontas County Free Libraries endowment with the Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation. The endowment was established in 2004 to provide income to support library programming in perpetuity.

This event is Sunday, May 23rd from 5:30 to 7pm at the McClintic Library in Marlinton. There is no charge for the event; however the Foundation says donations will be greatly appreciated.

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