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Writers Can Read Open Mic
October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Each month Empire Books and News hosts Writers Can Read,
bringing together authors, aspiring authors and those who just
enjoy reading to share their works. Refreshments will be provided.
The readings will begin at 7pm.
Featured readers this month are Renee Nicholson and Jeff Mann.
Renée Nicholson studied English at Butler University, and holds a MFA in Creative Writing from West Virginia University where she won the Rebecca Mason Perry Award for Outstanding First-Year MFA Student and the Russ MacDonald Prize for Graduate Writing, Fiction. She served as Assistant to the Director of the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop 2007-2017, serves on the book reviews staff at Los Angeles Review, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She is currently involved with Narrative Medicine Projects at WVU’s Health Science Center.
Jeff Mann grew up in Covington, Virginia, and Hinton, West Virginia, receiving degrees in English and forestry from West Virginia University. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in many publications. He has published three award-winning poetry chapbooks. In 2013, he was inducted into the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival Hall of Fame. He teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.