Award-winning local author at Mount September 29

September 22, 2011

Newburgh, NY -

Jennifer CircostaAuthor Jennifer Circosta will present a reading from her latest book “The Many Tails of Luck-Schmee,” September 29 at 4 p.m. in Curtin Memorial Library, Mount Saint Mary College, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. The illustrated children’s book chronicles the antics of the author’s cat.

The free public event -- The Beauty of Words: A Writer’s Journey -- includes a book signing and is part of Mount Saint Mary College’s Creativity Initiative which seeks to encourage creativity across disciplines. Circosta’s story of becoming a writer will be of interest to education and other students, teachers, aspiring writers and anyone drawn to the beauty of words.

A Campbell Hall resident, Circosta graduated from the Mount in 2009 with a psychology degree. She is the recipient of an Editor’s Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry for her poem, “The Pondering Maiden.” She has been published by the National Library of Poetry, Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, the Poetry Guild and in Miracles magazine.

The Beauty of Words: A Writer’s Journey is co-sponsored by the Mount’s arts and letters, and education programs, and Curtin Memorial Library. Light refreshments will be served.

Mount Saint Mary College, ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, offers strong career preparation for health professions, education, business, psychology, communication/media production and more.

For information, contact Dr. Marie-Therese Sulit at 845-569-3230.