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Author GennaRose Nethercott to Give Glasgow Endowment Reading She will read from her widely anticipated new novel, “Thistlefoot.”

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Washington and Lee University presents a public reading and performance by GennaRose Nethercott, an award-winning author and founder of the Traveling Poetry Emporium, on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in Northen Auditorium on the W&L campus.

Nethercott will read from her widely anticipated new novel, “Thistlefoot,” a reimagining of Baba Yaga lore entwined with Jewish mythology. She will incorporate a shadow puppet show during her reading.

There will be a Q&A, book sale and signing after the performance. This event is free and open to the public.

Nethercott is also the author of the National Poetry Series winning collection “The Lumberjack’s Dove” (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2018). Her more recent works include the novel, “Lianna Fled the Cranberry Bog: A Story in Cootie Catchers” (Ninepin Press 2019) and a narrative song collection called, “Modern Ballads.”

Nethercott, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow, has served as a writer-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Art Farm Nebraska and the Shakespeare & Company bookstore in Paris. Her works have been featured in The American Scholar, BOMB Magazine, The Massachusetts Review, PANK, and more.

Nethercott is an associate producer at Grim and Mild, conducting supernatural and historical research for the podcast “Lore.” She tours nationally and internationally performing her works with a hand-cranked shadow show or composing poems-to-order with her team of poets, the Traveling Poetry Emporium.

The event is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment.