B'ville: Schoolhouse Museum to host local authors' program

At 1 p.m. Sunday April 26, the Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse will present a program titled Baldwinsville Book Talk. Eight local authors will introduce themselves and their works.

Each writer will tell listeners where their ideas come from, how they go about constructing their stories, how they found their particular audience and how they got their work published. It will give both readers and writers, or aspiring writers, a chance to get up close and personal with published authors and hear about their experiences in the literary world.

"There is something for everyone in this mix of authors," said Program Chair Mary Hartigan.

Commitments have been received from Bob Bitz, Steve McMahon, Marianne Miles, Clyde Skaggs, Bob Stockdale, Joe Virkler, Stan Wilczek and Ann Lee Yackel.

Clyde Skaggs and Stan Wilczek write contemporary mystery novels using many local venues as backdrop to their tales of skullduggery. Joe Virkler's true crime story recounts a "Murder on Canton Street," which took place when he was a boy living on the very same street. Ann Lee Yackel's beautifully illustrated tale of "Jake in the Box" is sure to become a favorite read-aloud to your favorite little person.

Bob Bitz and Steve McMahon have done extensive research into genealogy and agricultural history in Lysander and Onondaga County. Bob Stockdale has written three volumes about Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. These stories will surely bring a smile to the face of all who remember and those who appreciate the big band era. Marianne Miles' coffee table book of photos celebrates all we love about the scenery and seasons in Central New York.

Each author will give a short presentation and then be available for one-on-one questions. They will autograph your already purchased book or books will be there for purchase. This is a free program and the public is cordially invited to take part.

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