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Writers Can Read March

April 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This month’s Writers Can Read series will feature three local authors – Charles Ryan, Mitch Evans, and Hailey Hughes. The event is free and open to the public and will take place virtually as a Zoom meeting on Monday, April 19 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

Charles Ryan was born a small-town West Virginia boy in Keyser, WV. His first job as a disc jockey for a local radio station led to his initial career in journalism after attending West Virginia University.

He moved to Charleston and enjoyed an exceptional career in television news. He co-authored Murder on Staunton Road: The Violent Death of Charleston Daily Mail Owner Juliet Staunton with Mitch Evans.

Mitch Evans is a native of Clarksburg, West Virginia and a 1983 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan where he studied Sociology, Psychology, Criminology, Religion, and Business Administration. He co-authored Murder on Staunton Road: The Violent Death of Charleston Daily Mail Owner Juliet Staunton with Charles Ryan.

Hailey Hughes is an essayist and poet. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Hailey received her MA in Creative Writing from University College Cork in 2020. Hailey’s first chapbook, The Cane in The Cupboard, was recently published  by Summer Camp Publishing.

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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April 19, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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