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Writers Can Read
November 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
This month’s Writers Can Read series will feature two award-winning poets – Kirk Judd and Kari Gunter-Seymour. The event is free and open to the public and will take place virtually as a Zoom meeting on Monday, November 16 at 7 P.M. The meeting ID and password information will be published on the Writers Can Read Facebook page immediately prior to the event. This page is located at https://www.facebook.com/WritersCanRead
Kirk Judd has lived, worked, trout fished and wandered around in West Virginia all his life. Author of 3 collections of poetry “Field of Vision” 1986, “Tao-Billy” 1996, and “My People Was Music” 2014, and a co-editor of the widely acclaimed anthology, “Wild, Sweet Notes – 50 Years of West Virginia Poetry 1950 – 1999”. He is widely published and is internationally known for his performance work combining poetry and old time music, and has performed poetry in Ireland and across West Virginia.
Kari Gunter-Seymour’s award winning poetry collections include A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions 2020) and Serving (Crisis Chronicles Press 2018/2020 – Expanded Edition). Her work is firmly attached to her home soil and is an examination of the long-lasting effects of stereotype and false narratives surrounding native Appalachians. Her poems appear in numerous journals and publications. She is the 2020 Ohio Poet of the Year and Poet Laureate of Ohio.
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 Huntington, WV. This month it will again take place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event features two award-winning, published authors that serve as “featured readers” who 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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