By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special To AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Ink, said George Hovis, has a way of getting under your skin.
In the ’90s, the SUNY Oneonta English professor worked as a process chemist in an ink factory in Charlotte, N.C. “Ink got into my subconscious,” he said. “And it came out as the ink on the skin of these characters.”
His debut novel, “The Skin Artist,” just released from SFK Press, follows Bill Becker as his upwardly mobile life begins to spiral out of control.
He is joined by a tattooed dancer, Lucy, as the two of them leave the city of Charlotte to confront the pasts that lie in wait in the Carolina countryside.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 14
READING – 5:30 p.m. Author George Hovis will read from his work, “The Skin Artist” and sign copies at 6 p.m. Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 433-8898, www.greentoadbookstore.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
WRITERS SALON – 7:30 p.m. Begin with Open Mic session followed by presentation by poetry, fiction author George Hovis. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-george-hovis/?instance_id=1042
OPENING RECEPTION – 7 – 9 p.m. Celebrate opening new business with complimentary champaign & hors devours. Henry March Gallery, 83 Main St., Cooperstown. E-mail email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/henrymarchgallery/