|Author Karen Osborne reads from her marvy novel Centerville.|
|Lots of writers out there wanting to learn.|
|Jacksonville Center head Jeanne Larsen.|
|Judy Ayyildez of Roanoke, author of Forty Thorns|
|My pal and grad student Amanda Pauley.|
|Author Carrie Brown of Lynchburg and the Hollins faculty.|
|Karen leans into a point.|
The large audience was dotted with students and writers, some of them quite successful, as Karen--who teaches at Mt. Holyoke in Massachusetts--read from her powerful novel Centerville.