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Writers Can read with Mesha Maren & Corley Dennison

October 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm


HUNTINGTON, WV, October 11, 2022—This month’s Writers Can Read series will feature the novelists Valerie Nieman and Joy Callaway. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Monday, October 17 at 7 P.M. in Heritage Station at 210 11th Street in downtown Huntington.

Mesha Maren is the author of the novels Sugar Run and Perpetual West. Her short stories and essays can be read in various prestigious literary publications. She was the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation grant and other grants and fellowships. She was the 2018-2019 Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of English at Duke University and also serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing Fellow at the federal prison camp in Alderson, West Virginia.

Corley Dennison serves as Vice Chancellor Emeritus with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). From 1985 to 2014, Dennison taught at Marshall University where he was a faculty member, an assistant dean, Dean of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2004 t0 2012 and Associate Provost from 2012 to 2014. He enjoys reading, writing, hiking, swimming, backpacking and practicing Tae Kwon Do. When the Center Held True is Dennison’s first novel.

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.



October 17, 2022
7:00 pm
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Heritage Station
210 11th St
Huntington, WV United States
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