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Readings on Hope, Oak Vino Wine Bar, Beacon, NY

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Join us for a special book reading on the subject of Hope with authors Sophfronia Scott, David Hicks and Lauree Ostrofsky!

An evening of hopeful stories and finding hope in surprising places, sometimes in spite of ourselves.

About the readers:

Sophfronia Scott is author of the novels All I Need to Get By (St. Martin’s Press) and Unforgivable Love (William Morrow) and the essay collection Love’s Long Line (The Ohio State University Press/Mad Creek Books). Sophfronia holds a BA in English from Harvard and an MFA in writing, fiction and creative nonfiction, from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Currently she is working on her next novel as well as a nonfiction book about her virtual mentorship with the monk Thomas Merton. www.Sophfronia.com

David Hicks grew up in Harrison, NY, dreaming of becoming a writer, and although it took him a while, he finally made his dream come true. His debut novel, WHITE PLAINS (Conundrum Press/Bower House Books) was a finalist for the 2018 Colorado Book Awards, named Arapahoe Libraries’ 2018 “Village Read,” and was the #1 selection of Westword Magazine’s “Top Ten Books by Colorado Writers.” It has been called “a captivating debut” by Leni Zumas, “an extraordinary novel” by David Lazar, and “a glowing set of stories that reads like late-night messages from a friend” by Ron Carlson. A graduate of NYU’s PhD program, David has been an English professor for years, first at Pace University and currently at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. www.david-hicks.com

Lauree Ostrofsky is an author, speaker and hugger who helps women leap into more meaningful careers and fulfilling businesses. She is the founder of HV Women in Business with 2,400 members throughout the region, and the international #hugtour Movement. Her books are, “SIMPLY LEAP,” a happy how-to about facing fear and enjoying the crap out of your life, and “I’m scared & doing it anyway,” the unbelievable story about how a brain tumor changed everything for the better. SimplyLeap.com