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Writers Can Read – July

July 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Connie Kinsey is a former military brat who has put down deep roots in a converted barn on a dirt road at the top of a hill in West Virginia. She is pursuing happiness, one cup of coffee at a time. Her award-winning writing has been published online and in print. She is also a spoken word artist and the Writer-in-Residence for the Museum of the American Military Family. Connie has blogged at since 2008 and is wild about comments. You can reach her by email at or on Facebook at http;//  Her Twitter handle is TRConnie

A. E. Stringer is the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently Asbestos Brocade, from Salmon Poetry in Ireland. His work has appeared in journals such as Antaeus, Poetry Northwest, The Nation, Colorado Review, Ohio Review, and others. His translations of Aime Cesaire have appeared in American Poetry Review. He also edited and introduced a new edition of Louise McNeill’s Paradox Hill for West Virginia University Press. He taught writing and literature at Marshall University for 25 years and lives in Huntington.

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.


July 17, 2023
7:00 pm
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Heritage Station
210 11th St
Huntington, WV United States
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