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Empire Books and News hosting Writers Can Read

July 16, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Empire Books and News at Pullman Square in Huntington will host Writers Can Read, bringing together authors, aspiring authors and those who just enjoy reading to share their works.

This event is free and open to the public.

The featured guests at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, are:

• Art Stringer, who is the founder of Marshall University’s Visiting Writers Series.

Stringer is also author of two collections of poems, “Channel Markers” (Wesleyan University Press) and “Human Costume” (Salmon Poetry). His work has appeared in such journals as The Nation, Antaeus, The Ohio Review, Denver Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest and in Backcountry: Contemporary Writing in West Virginia. He also edited and introduced an edition of Louise McNeill’s Paradox Hill (West Virginia University Press). For 24 years, he has taught writing and literature at Marshall University.

• Laura Leigh Morris lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where she teaches creative writing and literature at Furman University.

Before that, she spent three years as the National Endowment for the Arts/Bureau of Prisons Artist-in-Residence at Bryan Federal Prison Camp in Bryan, Texas. She’s previously published short fiction.

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