2005-10-13 / Upcoming Events

Meet the authors night features Kulpa

Local authors are getting a chance at the spotlight on Monday, Oct. 24, as the Jamestown library hosts another evening opportunity to meet and talk with a published author.

Kathryn Kulpa, author of “Pleasant Drugs: stories” published in 2005 by Mid-List Press, is the featured author for the Oct. 24 session.

In the informal setting of the library museum, she will read from her works and answer questions about writing and getting published.

The programs is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 423-7280.

A lifelong writer, her first professionally published story appeared in Seventeen magazine in 1994, and she has published work in a variety of magazines and journals over the last decade. Her story “How the Light Walks” received the Florida Review Editor’s Award in Fiction, and “Los Gatos Bus” was honored with a supplementary award in the Bridport Prize International Writing Competition. Two other stories, “Insensates” and “Mr. Lillicrop’s Shining Moment,” were nominated for Pushcart Prize awards.

Kulpa is a librarian and from time to time leads fiction workshops for teens and adults. She has served as an editor for Merlyn’s Pen, a magazine of teen writing, and Pif, an online zine, and she is currently associate fiction editor of 4x4/The Newport Review, a small literary journal of poetry and flash fiction. She has worked as a reference librarian at the Jamestown library. Currently, she is teaching two literature classes at URI and working as a reference librarian at UMass Dartmouth.

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