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September Writers Can Read
September 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This month’s Writers Can Read series will feature two award-winning authors: Cassie Chambers and Lee Martin. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Monday, September 20 at 7 P.M. in Heritage Station at 210 11th Street in downtown Huntington.
Cassie Chambers grew up in Eastern Kentucky and graduated from Yale College, the Yale School of Public Health, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School. Chambers then received a Skadden Fellowship to return to Kentucky to do legal work with domestic violence survivors in rural communities. She is a lawyer and lives in Louisville with her husband, Bryan, their dog, Brixton, and their cat, Spaghetti.Her recent book, Hill Woman, has been widely praised for its depiction of the lives of rural women.
Lee Martin is the author of the novels, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; River of Heaven; Quakertown; Break the Skin; and Yours, Jean. He has also published four memoirs in addition to a craft book on writing. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many prestigious literary journals and magazines, and he’s the winner of many coveted writing awards. He teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University, where he is a College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor. His latest memoir, Gone the Hard Road, explores his difficult relationship with his father and his journey leaving home.
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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