LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University’s English faculty member, Marjorie Maddox Hafer (named Marjorie Maddox) published two new books in March and has an extra collection planned for 2023.
“The heart speaks, is spoken for,” a collaboration with photographer Karen Elias, from Lock Haven, was released by Shanti Arts Publishing on World Poetry Day, March 21, and “Start with a question,” from Paraclete Press, March 22nd.
Shanti Arts recently accepted a 2023 release date for Maddox’s “In the museum for my daughter’s mind.” The book is a collection of poetic answers to 16 paintings by her daughter and artist, Anna Lee Hafer, as well as work by photographer Karen Elias and renowned artists Greg Mort, Margaret Munz-Losch, Antar Mikosz, Ingo Swann and Christian Twamley. Color pictures of works of art will be included.
In addition to venues outside the state, book events include:
– 6-8 in the morning, April 1, Otto Bookstore, 107 W. Fourth St., Williamsport
– 9:30 a.m., April 3, Joseph Priestley Chapel Series, Northumberland
– 2pm, April 10, Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, Wellsboro
– Noon-13.00, April 24, LitLife Poetry Festival, Philadelphia
– 22.-24. April, Poetry Retreat Leader, Bethany Retreat Center, Frenchville
– 7pm, May 6, Ragged Coffeehouse Reading Series, Gettysburg
– 6:30 p.m., May 19, Annie Hallenbake Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., Lock Haven
The April 1 event will include a reading and Q&A with the author and photographer and a book signing. The May 19 event will include a reading, discussion and a book signing.
Books are available at Otto Bookstore, Amazon, Bookshop.com and Barnes and Noble. For more information, visit www.marjoriemaddox.com.