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Book Notes: April 1, 2012

By Staff reports

Meet authors at library

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two authors will visit the Kanawha County Public Library in Charleston in April.

Karin Fuller is an award-winning columnist for the Sunday Gazette-Mail. She writes about the trials and travails of daily life in her regular column, "Smell the Coffee." Fuller will read from her books and columns from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday. The audience is invited to bring their lunch to the Feed Your Head program.

Katie Fallon teaches creative writing at West Virginia University and is the author of "Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird." Her book recounts her search for the cerulean warbler, the fastest-declining neotropical migrant songbird in the United States. Fallon will speak at 2 p.m. April 14.

Nutritionist to sign books

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Nutrition expert and West Virginia resident Stephanie Bostic will give a short presentation of her cookbook "One Bowl: Simple Healthy Recipes For One" at 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Books.

She will sign copies of her book following the presentation, as well as provide some samples of her recipes. Bostic has a master's degree from the Friedman Graduate School of Nutrition, part of Tufts University, and has worked for the Harvard School of Public Health.

Poetry reading

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Poet Kathryn Kirkpatrick will read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center at Marshall University. It is free and open to the public.

Kirkpatrick is the author of four collections of poems, most recently "Unaccountable Weather." She also is the editor of "Border Crossings: Irish Women Writers and National Identities" (University of Alabama Press, 2000).

Her poems have appeared in the journals Another Chicago Magazine, Appalachian Journal, Calyx, Carolina Quarterly, Cortland Review, The Florida Review, The Hollins Critic and Southern Poetry Review as well as magazines.

She is a professor in the English department and the Sustainable Development Program at Appalachian State University.


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