Author Talks at the Matthews

Featured author: Geri Mendoza Gutwein


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Author Talks at the Matthews returns with a new lineup of local writers ready to dive into their stories, their methods, and their inspirations. Join us in the fireplace room every Tuesday at 12:30 for an hour with some of the best authors in the Black Hills area!

Are you interested in presenting an Author Talk? Contact us at 605-717-6967 or [email protected]

Featured author…

May 2: Geri Mendoza Gutwein

Geri Mendoza Gutwein, Ph.D., poet, educator, and lecturer is professor emerita of English at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College where she taught English, creative writing, and Native American Literature. Her poetry has appeared in the Connecticut Review, The Wildwood Journal, Fledgling Rag, La Libreta an online journal, and in Roots Trunk Sky: IWWG’s Imagination and Justice Meditation-Free Writing Circle. A Pushcart nominee, she is the author of three chapbooks: Every Orbit of the Circle, The Story She Told, and An Utterance of Small Truths. Her erasure poem Dakota 38, a poem that dealt with the 38 Dakota men who were sentenced to death in Mankato, Minnesota, was on exhibit at Birdcage Bookstore in Rapid City, South Dakota. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, she lives in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota. You may visit her website at

Coming Soon…

May 16: Leslie Silverman

Silverman is a writer and journalist from Keystone who just released her first book entitled ” From Badger to Blossom with Love”. It’s a combination romance/self-help book based on love letters from her husband. Silverman is a three-time SDNA award-winning journalist and lead reporter at the Hill City Prevailer. She is also a contributing writer for Down Country Roads magazine. She lives in Keystone year-round and is working on a Southern Black Hills adventure stories guidebook for all things outdoor related  (from 2 wheels to 2 feet) that she hopes to have published by fall. Silverman’s talk will focus on the process of writing as both a journalist and author as to what and who inspires her writing and decision-making processes.




Date and Time:


Tuesday, May 2, 2023


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm





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