Hellertown Author, Poet Will Lead Animal-Themed Writing Workshop

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The cover of Bill Broun's recently published first novel, Night of the Animals.

The Hellertown Area Library will host Hellertown residents, author Bill Broun and poet Annmarie Drury, who will lead an animal-themed creative writing workshop Tuesday, July 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The cover of Bill Broun's recently published first novel, Night of the Animals.

Credit: Ecco/HarperCollins

The cover of Hellertown resident Bill Broun’s recently published first novel, Night of the Animals.

Broun recently published his first novel, Night of the Animals, which was the subject of a July 1 Morning Call story. The book is set in the year 2052 and has received positive reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Review, the newspaper reported.

Broun and Drury are married and have lived in Hellertown for about a decade.

Broun, who is originally from Los Angeles, has worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist in the U.S. and the U.K. He was appointed a resident fellow at Yale in 2002, where he lectured in English and journalism, and currently serves as Associate Professor of English at East Stroudsburg University.

Drury is an assistant professor of English at Queens College, City University of New York.

Annmarie Drury

Annmarie Drury

Many of her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Raritan, and Western Humanities Review, and her translation of modern Swahili poetry has received an award from PEN. Her books include Translation as Transformation in Victorian Poetry (Cambridge UP) and Stray Truths: Selected Poems of Euphrase Kezilahabi, Translated and Edited by Annmarie Drury (Michigan State UP), both published in 2015. She is also part of an international collective translating early-nineteenth-century Swahili poetry.

To register for the free workshop, call the library at 610-838-8381 or email eclavier@hellertownlibrary.org.

Bill Broun

Bill Broun

Participants should bring their own writing utensils with them (notepad, pen, laptop, etc.).

The Hellertown Area Library is located at 409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown.

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