Jun 21-23, 2024

William Yukikazu Fellenberg

The author of the memoir, Sayonara Cowboy, on writing, publishing, and getting beyond rejection. William will be in conversation with Greg Triggs, author of That Which Makes You Stronger, about identity and belonging, and what they’ve both learned from navigating today’s publishing landscape.

Jun 21, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Western Sullivan Public Library, 198 Bridge St, Narrowsburg, New York
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William Yukikazu Fellenberg

Born in Yokohama, Japan, William immigrated to America when he was four where he spent most of his life in New Jersey. Following a career in marketing and communications, primarily in the arts and in higher education, William pursued his long-held dream to write full-time. Sayonara Cowboy is his memoir about his childhood in Post-War Japan and transition to life in the USA. He frequently presents his work with Yarnslingers, the writers cooperative of memoirists in the Upper Delaware River Valley. His poems and short stories have appeared in Clementine Unbound, The Tower Journal, The Narrowsburg Literary Gazette, and other literary magazines.

Greg Triggs

Greg Triggs is a show director and writer whose client roster includes Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Slack, Tableau, the Tribeca Film Festival and the World Science Festival. Other clients include the BBC, TLC, ABC, Carnegie Hall, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Light the Night for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of New York which raised over $1,200,000.00. Among other distinctions, Triggs was an inaugural “Partner in Excellence”, at the time Disney’s highest recognition award. As an improviser he has worked with some of the premiere sketch comedy troupes in the country including the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis and the Who, What and Warehouse Players at Disney’s Comedy Warehouse where he did over 9,000 shows as a member of the ensemble. His debut novel, The Next Happiest Place on Earth, was released in 2016. His most recent novel, That Which Makes Us Stronger, was published in 2023.

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