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July Writers Can Read
July 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
“On Monday, June 19 at 7 P.M, Heritage Station in Huntington, WV will host the monthly Writers Can Read event. This month’s event features West Virginia native authors Craig Johnson and R. G. Yoho 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. No mask required if fully vaccinated. One author will be remotely attending via a video on a large screen, the other author and audience will be in-person at Heritage Station.
This month’s Writers Can Read series will feature two West Virginia native writers – Craig Johnson and R. G. Yoho. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Monday, June 19 at 7 P.M. in Heritage Station at 210 11th Street in downtown Huntington.
Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25, with his wife Judy. He was born in Huntington and attended Marshall University.
R.G. Yoho is a West Virginia native with a passion for history and tales of the American West. Yoho is the author of seven Westerns, including the five-book Kellen Malone series. A work of nonfiction, The Nine Lives of Charles E. Lively, The Deadliest Man in the West Virginia-Colorado Coal Mine Wars, is Yoho’s most recent book. He is a former president of the West Virginia Writers, along with being a proud member of the Western Writers of America.
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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