Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents The Story Behind the Story at Hofstra University


Three Long Island Authors will talk about their influences in writing their books.

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Hempstead, NY - September 13, 2014 - Three members of LIAWS (Long Island Authors and Writers Society) will take to the stage at Hofstra University's Guthart Cultural Center Theater and deliver their story about what led them to write their respective books. It takes place on Wednesday September 17, 2014, 7:00 PM and is part of the organization's ongoing workshops on the craft of writing that take place throughout Long Island. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.
Authors Mary Beth Czubay, Yvonne Capitelli , and Tom Gahan  are the presenters for Long Island Authors and Writers Society's inaugural Story Behind the Story presentation.
Mary Beth Czubay shares the story of what inspired her to write her book, Easy Out On Third-Raising A Child With Special Needs. She will take the audience on an uplifting and inspirational journey of what it is like to try to live an ordinary life while facing extraordinary circumstances on a daily basis and overcoming obstacles.
Yvonne Capitelli envisioned writing children's books while growing up on Long Island, NY.  She achieved her dream, wrote Daria Rose and the Day She Chose, and became a ten-time award winning children's author. She was inspired by her daughter to start writing positive character building books that motivate children to make good choices, be determined, and take control of their own happiness. Capitelli is also a children's motivational speaker.
Notable eastern Long Island resident Tom Gahan is the author of Harmony Bay, a well-received novel that became required reading at several high-schools. His premiere novel earned him a place on an international list of authors -- "Writers You Should Get to Know." He has worked as a journalist and freelance writer.  Gahan will talk about the many influences and characters from around Long Island that inspired him to write Harmony Bay.
"Hofstra University's Department of English offers undergraduate concentrations in English and American literature, creative writing, and publishing. It also offers an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature, as well as a Summer Writers Program that just completed its 40th year," says Ginny Greenberg, Public Relations Director at Hofstra. "Hofstra's Great Writers, Great Readings series, started in 2004, brings award-winning writers across the genres to campus to engage students in intimate writing workshops and readings."
Hofstra students and the general public are welcome to come and hear The Story Behind the Story. It is an interesting and entertaining evening that offers the stories of three local authors and what motivated them to write their books. Admission is free.  It all takes place on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Hofstra University's Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, 1st floor on the south side of the campus. Driving directions can be found here.
What: The Story Behind the Story
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7 PM
Where: Hofstra University's Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library,
Who: Long Island Authors Mary Beth Czubay, Yvonne Capitelli, Tom Gahan.
Why: Learn the stories of three Long Island authors and what motivated them to write their books
Admission: Free
The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization.