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Ceremony set for local student who won poetry award

August 30, 2018

HUNTINGTON - A student from Huntington, Darius Atefat-Peckham, recently was awarded the nation’s highest honor for youth poets presenting an original work.

A celebration of Atefat-Peckham and his award will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in Meeting Room 1 of the Cabell County Public Library on 9th Avenue in Huntington.

There will be an open mic poetry reading from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by a livestream video of the appointment ceremony broadcast from the Library of Congress from 4 to 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

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