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Reading by Thomas Mannella

Thomas Mannella’s Reading in the Gleason Lodge on Thursday, October 6th, 2016.

Thomas Mannella was born and raised in Naples, NY, and educated at St. Lawrence University and St. John Fisher College. Winner of the Carol Houck Smith Award in Nonfiction for the 2016 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, he was also a Bread Loaf contributor and a Pushcart Prize nominee in 2015. The Zipper Club: A Memoir (Vine Leaves Press) is his first book. His nonfiction, poetry, and short stories have appeared in SLAB, Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine, The Lindenwood Review, The Cape Rock, Gival, Ghost Road Press, and several other publications. Along the way, he has worked as: a tennis instructor, a landscaper, a paint-mixing, pipe-and-glass-cutting hardware store cashier, a wine-tent bartender, a factory assembly lineman (twice), a tutor, an intern at Penguin Publishing, a door-to-door coupon salesman (for one day), a childcare provider, and a teacher. He lives in the Finger Lakes of New York with his wife and sons around the corner from his boyhood home.