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Novelist Susan Schoenberger to Give Reading Oct. 6

Susan Schoenberger has been a writer, editor and copy editor at various newspapers, including The News and Observer, The Baltimore Sun and The Hartford Courant. Since 2013, she has been director of communications at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, a graduate school that focuses on interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding.
Susan began writing fiction seriously after attending the Wesleyan Writers Conference in 2001. Susan’s third novel, “The Liability of Love, was published by She Writes Press in 2021.
“Intercession,” her first novel (published as “A Watershed Year”), won the top prize in the 2006 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing competition. “Intercession” was also one of seven finalists for the Peter Taylor Prize given by the Knoxville Writers Guild. In early 2007, Susan received an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.
“A Watershed Year” was sold to Guideposts Books in 2009 and released in 2011. It was re-released by Amazon’s Lake Union division in 2013. Susan’s second novel, “The Virtues of Oxygen,” was published in 2014.
Susan has three grown children and lives in West Hartford, Conn., with her husband and unpredictable dog named Leo.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This event will be held in the Gund Reading Room of the school’s Armour Academic Center. Ample parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to Armour.
The Michael Cervas Visiting Writers Program, which includes the Friday Nights at Westminster series, is supported by generous gifts from the Ford-Goldfarb English Department Enrichment Fund, the McKinley Fund, the Connell Music Fund, and the Friday Nights at Westminster Fund.

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