A terrace under the beautiful blue domes of the cathedral was the setting for "The Spoken Word," and evening with wonderful Cuenca-base authors who entertained by reading from their latest or past works.

Those authors who read were:

J. Micheal Herron is a member of Writing Our World. He will be sharing a selection from his romance/suspense novel, ”Appalachian Gold.” Mike says, “I write love stories that incorporate legends, mythology and history from where they are set and bring them into a modern day story.”

Lawrence Hamilton is a member of the Twelve Chairs writers’ group in Cuenca. He will read a chapter from his novelette, “An Unusual Friendship.”

Suzanne Freddie is a poet and short story writer, and member of the CWC writers’ group. She will entertain us tonight with her essay/memoir, “The Cover Up: My Life in a Bra.”

Barbara Snow is author of The Sudden Caregiver: Surrendering to Enlightenment, two poetry collections (Inside Out and The Phoenix Spring) with another in the works, and numerous articles, essays and reviews in The Neworld Review, the Beachwood Voice, and Evolving Woman Magazine.

Juan Morales is a member of the Cuenca Writers’ Collective, and he is writing his memoir, about growing up in South Florida as a gay man and Cuban immigrant. He will read the introduction to “Mi Patria/My Family.”

Frances Hogg Lochow is the moderator of the Cuenca Writers Collective writers group and managing editor of Zero Magazine. Tonight she is reading “Kentucky Core Ports,” about a road trip gone wrong, from her collection Never Look a Gift Hearse in the Grille and other stories about cars.

Tom Larsen is the author of the Jason Freeh series of detective novels, and a member of the Cuenca Writers Collective. Tonight he will read from his new series featuring Cuencano detective, Wilson Salinas, in “Stolen History.”

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