Raven Book Store to host prominent authors in coming days

Over the next few days, the Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St., will be hosting a number of prominent writers and authors for readings and book signings.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the bookstore will host readings by local poets Tom Mach and Ronda Miller. Mach has received the Nelson Poetry Book Award for his poetry collection “The Uni Verse,” and his poetry has been published in journals The Blue Island Review, Imagine and Parnassus, among others.

Miller, a life coach whose writings are frequently autobiographical about her mother’s suicide and her father’s murder, has had poems published in the anthology “To the Stars Through Difficulties,” at The Smithsonian Institute of Art, in books, and been transformed into art.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, the Raven will host Scott Phillips, a mystery writer whose works include “Cottonwood,” “The Ice Harvest” and “Rake.” Phillips will read from “Hop Alley,” the sequel to the acclaimed “Cottonwood,” a noir set in the Wild West.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Raven will host Harriet Lerner and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg in an event entitled "The Agony and the Ecstacy of the Writing Life: Writing, Publishing and Promoting." The two longtime writers will talk about their personal stories about writing, answer questions and sign books.

Lerner, a psychologist and relationship expert, is author of the best-seller “The Dance of Anger,” and Mirriam-Goldberg was the Kansas Poet Laureate from 2009-2013 and is the author of 16 books of poetry, fiction, memoir and nonfiction.

For more information about these events and the writers, visit ravenbookstore.com.

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