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Huntington’s Forgotten Son: Tom Kroner

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Stefan Schöberlein (Texas A&M-CT) will introduce the life and writings of modernist author and Huntington native, Tom Kromer (1906-1969), who was born on Washington Avenue, attended Huntington High and Marshall University, and wrote a critically acclaimed novel about the Great Depression.

Reading short prose by Kromer and excerpts from his forthcoming biography, Dr. Schöberlein will discuss life in the working-class neighborhoods of West Huntington (then Central City), the labor struggles of the local glass industry that marked Kromer’s early years, and the young writer’s first experience with publishing at Huntington High. The talk will incorporate historical photographs, maps of West Huntington/Central City, and a number of new discoveries about a writer whose life has long been described as a mystery.


July 16
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Bob Bailey Senior Wellness Center
544 14th St W
Huntington, WV 25704 United States
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