The Hudson Valley Writers' Center presents
A book release party and author reading to celebrate
Mary Carroll Moore’s
Qualities of Light

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 7:00 pm


Join us as we celebrate the publication of Qualities of Light, a new novel by Mary Carroll Moore, one of our most popular and well-regarded writing instructors.

Qualities of Life cover imageQualities of Light (Bella Books/Spinsters Ink) explores the budding of unexpected romance in the face of family tragedy, the forging of a new relationship between a daughter and her gifted, difficult parents, and an adolescent girl’s confrontation with her own qualities of light and darkness. Author Ann Bannon (The Beebo Brinker Chronicles) calls it “A tender and lively coming-of-age tale, told with delicate insight.”

Mary Carroll MooreMary teaches creative writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and The Studios at Key West as well as here at the Writers’ Center. Her previously published books include How to Master Change in Your Life: Sixty-seven Ways to Handle Life’s Toughest Moments (Eckankar Books), Cholesterol Cures (Rodale Press), and the award-winning Healthy Cooking (Ortho Publications). Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your First Novel, Memoir, or Nonfiction Book, based on her “How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book” writing workshops, will be released in 2010. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Mary’s essays, short stories, articles, and poetry have appeared in literary journals, magazines, and newspapers around the U.S. and have won awards with the McKnight Awards for Creative Prose, Glimmer Train Press, the Loft Mentor Series, and other writing competitions. She lives with her family in Connecticut and New Hampshire and writes a weekly blog for book writers at

Admission free; donations welcome!

Programs and events at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center are made possible, in part, by grants from the Bydale Foundation, the David G. Taft Foundation, the Orchard Foundation, the William Robinson Foundation, and the Thendara Foundation; with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and by the Basic Program Support Grant of Arts Westchester with funds from Westchester County Government.

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