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  • Meet Author Joseph Colicchio
    8/13/2014, 7:30 p.m., Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue
    Contact Person : John Malar, Cranford Public Library
    Phone #: Cranford Public Library: 908-709-7272
    Email: cranfordlibrary@gmail.com
    Web Site: http:/cranford.com/library
    The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are pleased to sponsor an appearance by novelist and Cranford resident Joseph Colicchio. Mr. Colicchio is the author of three novels, “High Gate Health and Beauty” (Creative Arts, 2000), “The Trouble with Mental Wellness” (Bridge Works, 2004), and “As Told by Monk.” Originally published in 1980, “As Told by Monk” was re-issued by Octobre Press in November 2013. “High Gate Health and Beauty” was named a top-ten novel of the year by MostlyFiction.com, and “The Trouble with Mental Wellness” was named a recommended book by Library Journal. All of Mr. Colicchio’s novels are set in Jersey City, where he grew up. He will talk about and read from “As Told by Monk.” Mr. Colicchio has completed two residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, received two Geraldine R. Dodge grants, and two New Jersey State Council on the Arts grants, including the Distinguished Artist Award, the highest the state bestows. He is an Associate Professor of English at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City. Copies of “As Told by Monk,” “High Gate Health and Beauty,” and “The Trouble with Mental Wellness” will be available for purchase and for signing. Admission is free and all are welcome.
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