Writers go local

Nancy Shukaitis, the former Monroe County Commissioner whose steadfast opposition to the Tocks Island Dam helped sideline the project, will appear Saturday as part of the Monroe County Book Expo. Shukaitis, along with about 20 other local authors, will discuss the industry and their work at the Eastern Monroe Public Library (EMPL) in Stroudsburg.

Shukaitis book cover“I think the public will be quite amazed at just how many writers we have in the Poconos and what a wide, diverse array of genres and subjects are represented by the works of the authors at the expo,” said Rob Ramos, EMPL library assistant.

The event will feature two presentations: a panel at 11 a.m. with Gloria Mallette, Alissa Grosso and me entitled “Using Networks to Promote and Publish” and a discussion at 1 p.m. by author and attorney Michael Ventrella on “The Perils of Self-Publishing.” The rest of the day will be devoted to book sales and discussion. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is located at 1002 N. Ninth St.

Admission to the expo is free. Details in today’s Pocono Record. For more information call EMPL at (570) 421-0800, ext. 13.