Author Ellen Bolt Speaking At Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 07 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         




ATHENS, W.Va. – Author and Concord University graduate Ellen Bolt will give a presentation at Concord’s J. Frank Marsh Library on Friday, Oct. 10. The program will begin at 1 p.m. in the library’s seminar room. There is no admission charge and the community is invited to attend.

Mrs. Bolt, who writes under the name of E.G. Bolt, is author of “Summer of the Dancing Bear.” Born in Charleston, W.Va., Ellen grew up in the Fayette County coal camp of Kingston. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Concord in 1964 and earned a master’s degree in counseling from Marshall University. Her career has included teaching English, journalism and home economics in Fayette County and supervising that county’s counseling program. Following a move to Mercer County, she worked as a counselor for more than 20 years.

This program is the first in a new monthly series at Concord hosted by the Marsh Library in conjunction with the University’s Division of Humanities. Each month, a published Concord graduate will return to campus to discuss the creative process in writing a book and his or her experiences with publishing.

For additional information contact Connie Shumate, director of the Marsh Library, at or 304-384-5366.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.