MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11.1.2010) Gary Walton, author of Prince of Sin City
, will be the featured reader at the Loman C. Trover Library Reading Series on November
16, 7 p.m. at Loman C. Trover Library on the Madisonville Community College North
Walton is the author of five books of poetry: Full Moon: the Melissa Moon Poems
(Finishing Line Press, 2007), The Millennium Reel
(Finishing Line Press, 2003), Effervescent Softsell
(Red Dancefloor Press, 1997), Cobwebs and Chimeras
(Red Dancefloor Press, 1995), The Sweetest Song
(Peapod Press, 1988), and one book of short fiction and humor: The Newk Phillips Papers
(Red Dancefloor Press, 1995).
His latest book, Prince of Sin City
, is a comic novel about Newport, Ky. in its heyday as a gambling Mecca, which is
based in part on a conspiracy theory about the Kennedy assassination.
His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice and the Kentucky Literary
Award for Full Moon: the Melissa Moon Poems
in 2008. Walton is an associate professor in the department of English at Northern
Kentucky University and is currently editor of the Journal of Kentucky Studies.
Also reading will be Teresa Ball, MCC Business Office employee and an enthusiastic
poet, and Faye Carter, a local poet who has taken a number of classes at MCC.
The public is welcome and refreshments will be provided.