Bachus book signing at Owl & Turtle
Camden — Local author Ned Bachus will introduce his new book of short stories, “City of Brotherly Love” from Fleur-de-Lis Press, Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St.
Bachus, who launched the book earlier this month in its title location, has a talent for entering into the hearts and souls of the people of Philadelphia — single fathers, waitresses, bakers, pharmaceutical reps and bass-playing plumbers. He has collected a series of short stories filled with empathy, humor and insight into a beautifully crafted little book.
Bachus’ stories have appeared in various publications including The Louisville Review, Calliope, Antietam Review, Meridian Bound, Carve and The Evansville Review. He has won fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and was awarded an artist residency at Cill Rialaig Project in Ireland.
Born in Montreal, Bachus graduated from Temple University and received masters degrees from Gallaudet University and Vermont College of Fine Arts. After teaching at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf for two years, he served on the faculty of Community College of Philadelphia from 1974 to 2012, first as a counselor and, from 1989, as associate professor of English.
As a graduate student, Bachus founded and coached the first rugby club for the deaf in the United States. As a songwriter, solo artist and member of the Philadelphia-based band Sacred CowBoys, he has recorded several CDs and performed in music venues throughout the eastern United States. Bachus’ songs have been performed and recorded by various artists in the United States.
Bachus will chat about writing and publishing and sign copies of “City of Brotherly Love.” For more information, call the shop at 230-7335.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.