WHITE MILLS - Lucia Dailey, who will be appearing at AuthorFest 2017 on Saturday, July 29, at the Dorflinger Factory Museum in White Mills, is a poet, writer and musician living in the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. 

Her novel, Mine Seed, tells the story from the miners’ point of view of the historically significant and sometimes bloody battle waged by anthracite miners to achieve fair pay and safe working conditions.  Though fictionalized, Mine Seed is entirely based on oral history and archives gathered and researched over a period of years. Eminent historian Howard Zinn called Mine Seed “something extraordinary in literature.”

In addition to Mine Seed, Dailey has written several volumes of poetry, a work on feminine archetypes in James Joyce’s Ulysses, and articles for various papers and magazines. Her latest novel, Wounded Island, is set in World War One. She is currently at work on stage adaptations from her novels.

AuthorFest is an all-day event starting at 9:30 a.m. with a presentation by Chris Peroni on writing for the screen.  A panel discussion, “COMING TO THE MUSE; WHY IS POETRY IMPORTANT?” follows from 10:45 to 11:45. Starting at noon, 20-plus regional authors will be available to discuss their work with visitors.  Their books will also be for sale.

This year, for the first time, AuthorFest will offer activities for children.  The entire event is free to authors and public alike, and there is still room in the spacious Blue Room for additional authors.
The historic Dorflinger Factory Museum is located at the blinker on Route 6 in White Mills. For more information on AuthorFest 2017, call 570-253-5468 or email yannster@ptd.net.