Helen O’Leary to join poets for Creekside Books & Coffee

Mary Gardner Mary has returned to writing poetry and essay after a career in human resources and management development during which time, twenty-two of her articles were published in professional literature. She has won poetry awards from the National League of American Pen Women, CNY Branch, and was one of 16 winners in the 2007 Syracuse Art Poster Project; the latter features haiku in a city-wide celebration of poetry and the graphic arts.

Tom Adessa Central New York Author reads to Skaneateles

“Butternuts for Rexford”, book #1 of a series for children, was released on Dec10th, 2008. Central New York author Tom Adessa has taken a childhood memory of hand raising a squirrel that had fallen out of its nest and woven that passion for nature into a children’s book. Rexford a red squirrel is afraid of heights and with the help of some new found friends learns to conquer his fear. Not only will children learn about the power of friendships and how to deal with life’s many

Holly Knott Skaneateles Artist, Author, webdesign

Holly Knott is a Finger Lakes, NY artist who could never call just one medium her own. In 2004, she “retired at a young age” from a 17-year career as an interactive systems designer and usability testing specialist in Princeton, NJ, and moved from beautiful Bucks County, PA, to equally beautiful upstate NY so that she could devote 100% of her time to her fine art. She spends her free time working in a wide variety of media, including contemporary art quilts,