The Scarsdale Library’s 2016 Festival of Writing by Judith Abelove Shemtob

It’s so thrilling to see a new author hit the scene. I had the pleasure of meeting Judy at an event I did in Scarsdale, N.Y. I’m so glad to see she has found her “someplace.”

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The Scarsdale Library’s 2016 Festival of Writing by Judith Abelove Shemtob

The Scarsdale Library Writers Center marked its 2016 Festival of Writing on June 12. Sixteen authors read aloud their pieces to an audience of forty-five. I was one of them, a member of the Scarsdale Morning Scribes.

I sat in this same Wrexham House at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville two months ago to hear my critique group leader read from her recently published novel The Last Dreamer. I wanted to show support and understand more about being published.

The only seats remaining were in the last row. My fingers touched the clip holding my story together. My husband joined me.

My name was listed seventh in the program. I knew some people but not others.

The reading began. Many authors thanked Jimin Han and Barbara Solomon Josselsohn, for leading the three writing groups at the library.

Listening wasn’t…

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