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Local Published Poet, Barbara Stonaker, appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show, Wednesday. Stonaker just published her first book of poems, in April, and is now beginning to make public appearances to connect with people through poetry. Stonaker also mentioned that one of the things she had to clarify is the title of her book, “Between Athens and God” and let people know the title has nothing to do with religion or against religion.

Stonaker hopes her poems will inspire young writers to follow their dreams and have faith that they can become writers, and also hopes that she can help teens and young adults by knowing they aren't alone with things they are going through. Stonaker shared one of her poems live on NEWSTALK WTIM.

Stonaker has three book signings lined up with the first being on June 11th from 2:00-4:00 at the Walnut Street Winery in Rochester. Her second one will be in Shelbyville at Willow Ridge Winery from 2:00-4:00 on June 12th. And her final scheduled book signing will be on June 19th at Arpeggio Winery in Pana from 2:00-4:00. 

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