MILFORD - The ARTery Gallery will be hosting three authors’ presentations in conjunction with the Milford Readers and Writers Festival on September 29 and 30. The town will be filled with authors at many venues for readings, panel discussions, interviews and book signings for this, its third annual event.

Shohola Falls by Michael Pearson - Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m.:

Director of Creative Writing at Old Dominion University,  Pearson's essays and stories have been published in many periodicals including the NY Times and Washington Post.  He has authored several novels.

Shohola Falls is an engrossing story of Tommy Blanks, who finds himself embarking on an adventure that begins in Yulan NY and Shohola PA and sends him throughout the country, driven by the discovery of his great-grandfathers journal describing his life-long friendship with Mark Twain and reveals clues to his own family history. 

Historical fiction that is richly complex, with compelling characters, history, locations and circumstances that mirror Huckleberry Finn's adventures.

Kerri Nicole McCaffrey, Walpack poet - Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.:

Kerri has published five books of poetry including Walpack and Such and her most recent collection, Orchard Mornings with God, reflecting her deep interest in location, history, the natural world and stories that are waiting to be revealed.  

She has been exploring Walpack NJ since she was 10 years old and some of her most compelling poems are written about Walpacks haunting history and transition, serving as metaphors for life.

Muffin by Penny James - Sunday Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m.:

A beautiful autobiographical account of a young woman who escapes the high powered world of fashion modeling for the wilds of Shohola PA to heal and find herself. Her transformation arrives in the form of an abandoned bear cub named Muffin.  

Their relationship lasts for over a decade and brings to her the wisdom of the unseen connectivity between all living things.  Meet the woman whose life was enriched and transformed by this heartwarming and unlikely love story. 

Both kids and adults will enjoy this book which is beautifully illustrated by Scott Wood and lots of photos.

Artist, Marie Liu, member of the cooperative gallery and organizer of the event has created several paintings inspired by the literature to be presented that will be on display for the events.
These books are available for pre-purchase at the gallery now.  All events are free and open to the public. 

ARTery Gallery is located at 210 Broad St., Milford. For more information, call 570-409-1234.