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Writers Can Read – May
May 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
This month’s Writers Can Read series will feature local poet Cheryl Denise and local author Devonne Brown. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Monday, May 15 at 7 P.M. in Heritage Station at 210 11th Street in downtown Huntington.
Cheryl Denise grew up in Elmira, Ontario. She went to the red brick Mennonite church beside the white clapboard Old Order Meetinghouse. Now she and her husband live in Philippi, WV, in the intentional community of Shepherds Field in a timber framed home they built when they were young and brimming with energy. Cheryl is the author of the poetry books, Fences, (2022), What’s in the Blood (2012) and I Saw God Dancing (2005), all published by Cascadia Publishing House, DreamSeeker Books, Telford, PA. She has a spoken word poetry CD, Leaving Eden (2012) with music from Ben Regier, available on Amazon. Visit her on Facebook at Cheryl Denise, poet.
Devonne Brown is a West Virginia native, author, and mother of twin boys. She has taught English from Shakespeare to basic Reading in a career that spans closer to a half than a quarter of a century. A “Warhorse English Teacher,” she has divided her professional time between alternative and traditional schools in West Virginia, North Carolina, and in the UK. Her book, Norris Tales, the Adventures of an Awful Housecat, an anthology of anecdotes and short stories revolving around family tyrant Norris, a cat of unusual presence and demeanor. No one needs a cat like Norris, but thankfully, a shelter picked him off of the streets to save other unsuspecting citizens from his unbridled condescension.