Janet Lembke and Todd F. Davis featured at SWAG September 29

From the Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta Group of Writers:

Please join us for the SWAG Writers Reading Series at the Darjeeling Cafe! (The Darjeeling Cafe is reopening in its new location–be among the first to see the new space!)

Featured on September 29 at 7:00 pm will be Staunton essayist Janet Lembke and prize-winning poet Todd F. Davis from Penn State University.

Todd Davis teaches creative writing, environmental studies, and American literature at Penn State University’s Altoona College and in the MFA program at Penn State University Park. He is the author of three books of poems, most recently The Least of These (Michigan State University Press, 2010). Garrison Keillor has read Davis’s poems on The Writer’s Almanac and former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has featured his work in the syndicated newspaper column American Life in Poetry. Much of Davis’s work is set in or inspired by the natural world.

Janet Lembke of Staunton has published 18 books, including collections of nonfiction essays about the natural world and literary translation. Her most recent book is Because the Cat Purrs, dealing with human relationships with other species.

SWAG Writers is the Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta Group of Writers, a subgroup of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. Our mission is to raise the profile of the literary arts in our community. Our readings are free and open to the public. The Sacred Circle Bookstore will be on hand with copies of the speakers’ books for sale.

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