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April Writers Can Read

April 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


On Monday, April 18 at 7 P.M, Heritage Station in Huntington, WV will host the monthly Writers Can Read event. This month’s event features local poets Pilip St. Clair and Barbara Costas-Biggs reading selections from their work, as well as an open mic session for anyone who would like to share their prose or poetry with the audience. Both authors will appear in-person.”

Philip St. Clair’s most recent book, Red Cup, Green Lawn, was published by Main Street Rag in 2020. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council and was awarded the Bullis Prize from Poetry Northwest. He has loaded aircraft in the U.S. Air Force, mopped floors in a student union, tended bar in an Elks club, worked at the editor’s trade, and taught at three universities and a community college. He lives with his wife Christina in Ashland, Kentucky.

Barbara Costas-Biggs is a poet and librarian from Appalachian Southern Ohio. Her work has appeared recently or is forthcoming from Lost Balloon, Northern Appalachian Review, Mothers Always Write, Glass, Ghost City Press, 8Poems, and others. Her poem Naked in the Macy’s Changing Room, Trying to Think About Anything Other Than the Election won the Split This Rock Abortion Rights poetry contest in 2017. Her first collection of poems, Broken On the Wheel, was published in November 2021 by Cornerstone Press.

The “Writers Can Read” open mic night reading series takes place on the third Monday of each month (all year) from 7:00-8:30 in Heritage Station at 210 11th Street in downtown Huntington, West Virginia. The event features two award-winning, published authors that serve as “featured readers” to begin the event each month. Previous featured readers have included: Marc Harshman, Denise Giardina, Crystal Wilkinson, Jonathan Corcoran, Doug Van Gundy, Robert Gipe, Nick White, and others. Afterwards, the mic is open to anyone in the audience that would like to share a creative work.

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April 18, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Heritage Station
210 11th St
Huntington, WV United States
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