William Bernhardt to be featured in Norman poetry reading

Best-selling author William Bernhardt will be featured at the Performing Art Studio’s monthly Second Sunday Poetry event.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 9, 2014
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Best-selling author William Bernhardt will read from his works at the Second Sunday Poetry event at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave.

The free reading is sponsored by the Performing Arts Studio.

Bernhardt, an Oklahoma native, is the author of 35 published works, including his poetry book “The White Bird.” He also is the author of the Ben Kincaid novels, the Shine young adult novels and “Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness,” which currently is in production for an NBC miniseries.

A two-time winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, Bernhardt is one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the country, according to information from the Performing Arts Center. His small-group seminars have been attended by numerous authors who went on to become clients of major publishing houses.

He holds a master’s degree in English literature and is the only writer to have received the Southern Writers Guild’s Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award. The H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award is given “in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.”

Bernhardt’s books have been translated into two dozen languages worldwide, and his sales have topped 10 million books.

For more information about Bernhardt, go to www.williambernhardt.com.