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Writers Can Read
November 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Each month Empire Books and News holds a night to celebrate the literary arts and the love of reading featuring published authors reading their own works and unpublished authors trying out something they’ve penned. This event is free and open to the public.
This month’s guest readers are Joe Limer and Cat Pleska.
Joe Limer, a West Virginia native from Clarksburg holds a B.A. in both English and Political Science from Fairmont State University and a Juris Doctorate of Law from West Virginia University. Joe now resides in San Diego. CA where he is a Professor at Palomar College teaching political science/legal studies as well as poetry workshops at Palomar and Mira Costa College. Beginning as a closet poet, Joe is a winning national competitor in the poetry slam scene; a competition in which oral poets read or recite original work. He has been on three San Diego slam teams that have placed in the top ten nationally.
Cat Pleska, is an essayist for West Virginia Public Radio, and a book reviewer for West Virginia University Press. Her ﬁrst book, Riding on Comets: a Memoir was short listed for the 2015 book of the year by Foreword Magazine. April of this year she published her cookbook One Foot in the Gravy— Hooked on the Sauce: Recipes You’ll Relish and is working on a novel, a collection of short stories, and a collection of essays. She holds a BA, MA and MFA from Goucher College. She teaches in the graduate humanities program for Marshall University and is a full time Instructor for Arizona State University’s Master of Liberal Studies Program