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Writers Series to feature West Virginia novelist

March 21, 2019
Andrea Fekete

Courtesy of Ohio

University Southern

IRONTON - The Ohio Southern Writers Series will feature Andrea Fekete, novelist, in a reading and discussion on the Ironton campus at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21.

The event will take place in the Success Center of the Student Resource Commons, located on the second floor of the Collins Center at 1804 Liberty Ave. in Ironton.

The writers series is open to the campus and community and is designed to promote interest in and dialogue around contemporary literature of various genres. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

Fekete is a native West Virginian and granddaughter to Mexican and Hungarian immigrant coal miners. She is author of the historical fiction novel of the coal mine wars, “Waters Run Wild” (Guest Room Press, 2018).

Fekete has one poetry chapbook, “I Held a Morning” (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her poetry and fiction appear in such publications as Chiron Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Kentucky Review, The Montucky Review, The Smithville Journal, The Adirondack Review, ABZ, and in anthologies such as “Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction & Poetry from West Virginia” (WVU Press, 2017), among others.

In 2016, Fekete was awarded a fellowship by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to attend the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. An excerpt from her newest unpublished novel, “Native Trees,” was a finalist in Still: The Journal’s 2019 Fiction contest. She earned her MFA in creative writing from West Virginia Wesleyan College and an MA in English from Marshall University. For over a decade, she has taught English and writing to college students. She co-edited the anthology, “Feminine Rising,” with Lara Lillibridge. (Cynren Press, 2019).

For more information about the Ohio Southern Writers Series, contact the Student Resource Commons at 740-533-4622.