The Writers Block 2019 Schedule

  • Apr


    Tamora Pierce Reading, Q&A, and Book Signing

    Tamora Pierce

    Tamora Pierce    internationally acclaimed young adult fantasy writer, will be doing a reading, Q&A, and book signing at the Southeast Steuben County Library on Monday April 22nd from 5:30 to 8pm. Ms. Pierce has written many beloved young adult fantasy novels such as “The Song of the Lioness,” “The Immortals,” “Protector of the Small,” and “The Circle of Magic.”

    This is a collaborative program sponsored by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, the Southeast Steuben County Library, and the Steele Memorial Library.

    FREE buses will leave from the Steele Memorial Library for anyone wishing to attend the event.



    Buses leave from Steele at:

    • 4pm
    • 4:45pm

    Buses will leave from Southeast Stueben County Library and return to Steele Memorial at:

    • 7pm
    • 8pm

    Anyone under 18 must have a permission slip to ride the bus. To register for the bus please click here:


    Bus Registration


    Tamora Pierce’s books can be purchased at Card Carrying Books & Gifts at 15 E. Market St. in Corning prior to the event and will be available for purchase at the event. You can also bring your own book for Ms. Pierce to sign.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    About Tamora Pierce:
    Tamora Pierce is the winner of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement in Young Adult Literature, the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, and the 2005 Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than 28 fantasy novels for teenagers, and has been Guest of Honor at numerous conventions, including Worldcon 2016. She has written comic books, radio plays, articles, and short stories, and currently devotes her minimal free time to local feline rescue. TORTALL: A SPY’S GUIDE, a collaborative effort with other experts on her Tortall universe, came out in October 2017. It was followed in February 2018 by the first in a three-book Tortall series, TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER. Tammy lives in central New York with her husband Tim Liebe and their uncountable number of cats, two parakeets, and the various freeloading wildlife that reside in their back yard. You may find her at, or on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter.

    Monday, April 22, 2019, 5:30 pm—8:00 pm

    Southeast Steuben County Library Community Room

  • Jun


    Dawn Ireland

    Dawn Ireland

    Dawn’s written several award-winning novels set in Georgian England and the Highlands – an era filled with rules and intrigue. Her characters often defy “Society” as they pursue love, run away, pursue, run away – well, you get the idea.

    Then again, she might write romance in order to do the research. What other profession encourages you to sit in the audience at Harlequin’s Male Model search, and take notes, or just sigh?

    When she’s not writing, Dawn may be found singing, gardening, learning to play the harp or wood carving. She lives in a Victorian home in Upstate New York with her husband and very independent cats.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 6:00 pm—8:00 pm

    Bell's Country Coffee

  • Aug


    Elle Katharine White

    Elle White

       Elle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, where she learned valuable life skills like how to clear a snowy driveway in under twenty minutes (a lot easier than you think) and how to cheer for the perennial underdog (a lot harder than you think).

    When she’s not writing she spends her time reading, drinking absurd amounts of tea, having strong feelings about fictional characters, and doing her best to live with no regrets.

    Connect with her on Facebook at, or witness the hilarious spectacle that is a writer contending with a character limit on Twitter at @elle_k_writes.

    Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3:00 pm—5:00 pm

    Bell's Country Coffee

  • Oct


    S.R. Karfelt

    S.R. Karfelt

    First and foremost, being a firm believer that life is far too important to be taken seriously, I love to laugh. I’m a writer with an obsession for story. Night writing in my favorite kind, but any writing is my thing. Story slips with me into my dreams and scenes wake me. Whether I’m at my favorite standing desk or traveling, I obey the muse and write.  I love stories of redemption. I adore taking an unlikeable person and falling in love with them. My novels are about an ancient immortal warrior, a shieldmaiden assassin with voices in her head, women trying to balance two worlds, and a bitch witch trying to overcome the evil in her veins.

    In my pre-publication life I spent far more time in the high-tech world than this storyteller planned. I co-founded an engineering company with my husband before at last returning to the first love of my life, writing, and this is exactly where I’ve always wanted to be.

    Tuesday, October 08, 2019, 6:00 pm—8:00 pm

    Bell's Country Coffee

  • Dec


    Caytlyn Brooke

    Caytlyn Brooke

       Caytlyn Brooke is an author who loves to write about the darker side of fantasy and explore the imaginary worlds we used to escape to when we were younger. She attended the University at Albany where she took a Fairytale course that infected her with a love of magic and make-believe. Her dreams are her inspiration for all of her novels and she would love to find a hidden world inside her closet. Caytlyn lives in Elmira, NY where camouflage is the latest fashion trend with her husband Daniel, her children Jack and Joanna, and her orange tabby cat Ana, who is only slightly overweight. She is an avid movie watcher, especially the ones that make her laugh, and believes that everyone should wear polka dots. Dark Flowers is her first novel. She has won multiple awards for her writing.


    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 pm—8:00 pm

    Bell's Country Coffee

Thank You to our Title Sponsor:


The Writers Block would not be possible without funding from the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes.