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AE Stringer Writer Series Presents Carter Taylor Seaton and Rachel Peckham

November 29, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series concludes its fall programming with Carter Seaton & Rachael Peckham on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 7:30 pm in the Drinko Library Atrium. The Marshall University Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts present these award-winning authors beloved to the Marshall and Huntington communities.
Carter Taylor Seaton is the award-winning author of four novels and four non-fiction works. Her novels deal with real-life issues—the impact of family secrets, overcoming homophobia, the meaning of home, and how guilt can become a life force. Her non-fiction works include the history of the hippie movement in West Virginia, the biography of former West Virginia congressman Ken Hechler, a memoir in essays of her 1940s-1950s childhood, and a memoir of the rock and roll era seen from her husband’s perspective as the director of convention centers and rock arenas for twenty-five years. Her latest novel, Guilt, was released in November. She has been a regular contributor to Huntington Quarterly Magazine for over twenty-five years. She holds an Alumni Award of Distinction from Marshall University’s College of Liberal Arts, the West Virginia Library Association’s Literary Merit Award, an Ella Dickey Award for Literary Merit, the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, and was recently installed on the Greater Huntington Foundation’s Wall of Fame.
Rachael Peckham is a John Deaver Drinko Academy fellow and professor of English at Marshall University, where she was awarded the 2023 Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award. Rachael is the author of Alight: Flights of Prose (UnCollected 2022) and a chapbook of prose poems, Muck Fire (Spring Garden 2011). Her essays and prose poems have won prizes at Briar Cliff Review, Crab Orchard Review, Indiana Review, Orison Books, Spring Garden Press, and Tupelo Quarterly, and she received honorable mention twice in the Best American Essays series. Rachael holds a doctorate in creative writing from Ohio University, which recently honored her with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Refreshments will be provided. The reading is free and open to the public and can be streamed at
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November 29, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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