LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Macon Bookshop will showcase the work of a short story
writer, a poet, and two novelists during three free public events on December
6th and 7th. The bookshop is located at 2480 Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg.
Short story author Woody Carsky-Wilson will be available for book signing on
Friday December 6th at 4:00 P.M. Carsky-Wilson’s science fiction short story,
"Worlds Apart," won third place in the third quarter of the L. Ron Hubbard
Writers of the Future Contest 2001and appears in the annual anthology,
Writers of the Future: Volume XVIII. Carsky-Wilson lives in Virginia with
his wife and son. He is a major in the Army Reserves and a stay-at-home dad.
Poet Mary Elisabeth Thayer is a Lynchburg native whose poetry has been
described as "transparent and vibrant, yet honest, deep and moving." She will
be giving a reading Saturday, December 7th at 11:00 A.M. Thayer has published
two books of poetry—Peripheral Vision in 1994 and her latest
release, Dog in Bloom. She is the widow of Dr. Philip Thayer, Theodore
H. Jack Professor of History, Emeritus at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.
Thayer’s reading will be followed by a book signing.
At 1:00 P.M. on December 7th, R-MWC alumna Bobbye Rucker Terry, from the Class
of ’75, and her writing partner Linda Campbell will read from their work and
be available for book signing. Under the pen name Terry Campell, this duo has
written three romantic comedies— Fat Chance, Mr. Wrong,
and Intimate Investor. Fat Chance was a 2001 Booksellers Best
Award finalist. Campbell and Terry are best friends who have both published
non-fiction articles and short stories in local, regional, and national
For more information on this and all other Macon Bookshop events, call