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First Times: A Spring Writes reading at Felicia's Hive 45

Local Trumansburg writers read from their works while you enjoy beer, wine, cocktails, and cupcakes. Readers include Kate Frazer, David Wren, Laura Reid, and Amelia Sauter. An official event of the Spring Writes Literary Festival.

Kate Frazer is a freelance journalist, non-fiction essayist and poet living in Trumansburg, NY. She studied writing at Allegheny College and has attended Orion Magazine's Wildbranch Writing Workshop and Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, where she worked with writers including Janisse Ray and Ross Gay. Kate's journalistic work focuses on environmental and food issues and has appeared in outlets including Nature Conservancy magazine and Hot Potato Press. Her creative work focuses on built and natural environments, experiences growing up in Erie, PA, and the way fragments of nature, memory and abandoned places shape our private lives.

David Wren descended from a loose herd of Texans colonized in 1830. Born in Dallas, his first book, a history of Canton, Texas, was published when he was seventeen. He has been a newspaper reporter and features writer and prefers to direct his focus on his two favorite subjects, history and art. Wren moved to Philadelphia in the late 1980s, where he still retains membership in two of the city’s most venerable literary institutions, the Franklin Inn Club and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.  Since 2013, Wren and his partner of twenty-three years have lived in Trumansburg where they operate Halsey House Bed & Breakfast. Wren is also a trustee of Ulysses Philomathic Library, and writes the Ulysses Town Talk column for The Ithaca Journal. His book "Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line," is due out in November this year from Bauer and Dean Publishers in New York.

Laura Reid is a teacher, entrepreneur, writer, photographer, and life coach. Laura has been published in Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine and Montessori Life. Laura was also a multiple winner and one-time champion at Ithaca’s story-telling competition, Trampoline. Laura is a future surfer, volcano explorer and sea turtle whisperer. You might have heard a rumor that Laura and her family are moving to the Big Island of Hawaii this summer. It’s true.

Amelia Sauter is a humor columnist, cartoonist, and freelance food and drink writer who has written for Edible Finger Lakes magazine and other local publications. She has personal essays in two Seal Press anthologies: "Dear John, I Love Jane," and "Here Come The Brides" and will also have a piece included in the forthcoming "Janeland." Amelia has generated the first 49,459 words of a novel about a gay teenage girl who chases after the girl of her dreams and ends up finding herself instead. Amelia is also co-owner of Felicia’s Hive 45 Restaurant and Bakery in Trumansburg.