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    Professor’s new novel reaches “the Afterlife”

    Scarlet-infused light bulbs illuminated the depths of the West Village’s Le Poisson Rouge lounge as an intimate audience awaited the arrival of veteran writer and Queens College professor, Richard Vetere. Flashes of camera phones erupted as Vetere walked on stage. Vetere is not shy on stage. His experience as a character actor showed as he took to the microphone and read from his new novel “The Writer’s Afterlife.” The novel tells the story of Tom Chillo, a semi-successful writer who dies of a stroke and is transported to “The Writer’s Afterlife,” where all writers go when they die. There he mingles with those known as the Eternals, famed writers such…