The Writers Block

Featured Reader at 7PM followed by an Open Mic

      Authors will read and have time for a Q&A!

Hosted by The Turtle Leaf Cafe | 315 East Water St, Elmira, New York

A free writing series for prose writers to hear published writers and share work!


     April 11, 2017 | Lousie A. Blum 

     Louise is a fictional writer who has published novels, short stories, and poetry. Her most recent published book is from 2011, titled, You're Not From Around Here, Are You? (Univeristy of Wisconsin Press). She has been awarded the Pushcart Prize her first novel, Amnesty, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction.


     June 6, 2017 | Christy Nicholas

     Christy is an author who is like no other. She has a work ethic that drives her to get every project she starts completed within a short period of time. Christy is one of the very few writers that has no unfinished novels. Some of her current published works are Legacy of Hunger, The Enchanted Swans, Legacy of Truth, in addition to many more.



     August 15, 2017 | Liz Rosenberg

     Liz is a novelist and a poet who has numerous punlications. She had discovered her talent at a young age and had composed her first "novel" at age nine. Over time, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The Boston Globe, and many more. Liz currently lives in Binghamton, New York and is an English professor at Binghamton University.


       October 20, 2017 | Molly Bilinski

     Molly is not only a chemist, but also an author. She loves to write in any spare moment she gets, even if its just for a few minutes. Within those times, it had led her to compose her first published novel titled, Lady of Sherwood. In her spare time, she enjoys taking day trips and exploring coffee shops.




December's author and date is to be determined.

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