Johnstown — Award-winning poet PK Harmon and avant-garde fiction writer Halvor Aakhus will be reading from their new and forthcoming books at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center.
The event is free. Donations are encouraged and books will be available for sale and signing after the readings.
Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is located on 411 Third Avenue in Cambria City.
Harmon, a former Johnstown resident and Pitt-Johnstown professor, is a writing professor for the University of Guam. He has taught, published and worked as a director and actor in theater world-wide.
Esteemed poets Claire Bateman and Mark Halliday have praised Harmon’s new book, “What Island,” as “rendered in exquisite lyric tones”; “marvelous”; and “alert, humorous, and ever-ready to discover hope.”
Current Pitt-Johnstown professor Halvor Aakhus’s imaginative debut novel, “Book of Knut,” contains musical scores and oil paintings, as well as homework problems. Author David Leavitt has praised Aakhus as “the smartest and most wildly inventive young writer to come around since David Foster Wallace.”