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September 1, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Writers Harvest | Local Authors & Food Drive, Sept. 15

Three renowned local writers read from their work at Writers Harvest, a benefit reading hosted by Ohio University’s Creative Writing program, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda, with a reception following in the lobby outside the theater.

Writers Harvest 2015 logoThe benefit is part of Writers Harvest, the nation’s largest reading series working to help fight hunger. This year’s goal is to raise $1,000 for Hocking Athens Perry Community Action and the local food bank, the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank’s Second Harvest.

Laura Larson

Laura Larson

Laura Larson is a photographer whose work has been widely exhibited including the venues Art in General, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, SFCamerawork, and Wexner Center for the Arts. Lennon, Weinberg Gallery, NYC, recently presented a retrospective survey of her photographs.

Her work encompasses a range of disciplines including print media, film, video, sound, digital media, and writing. She recently completed Hidden Mother, a book that examines the widespread but little-known practice in 19th-century portrait photography known as the “hidden mother.” In conjunction with this project, Larson has curated an exhibition of hidden mother photographs that has traveled to Blue Sky Gallery, Palmer Museum of Art, and Allen Memorial Art Museum. An Associate Professor of Photography + Integrated Media at Ohio University, Larson is based in Athens, OH.

James Miranda

Dr. James Miranda

Dr. James Miranda

Dr. James Miranda is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow in English Language & Literature at Ohio University. His fiction has garnered support from the Vermont Studio Center and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony.

His writing has appeared in Cimarron ReviewNoo JournalGulf Coast Magazine, Alaska Quarterly ReviewIndiana ReviewThird Coast Magazine, and elsewhere.

Jeff Tigchelaar

Jeff Tigchelaar

Jeff Tigchelaar

Jeff Tigchelaar is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and stay-at-home dad. His poems have appeared in journals including North American ReviewPleiades, and The Laurel Review, and anthologies such as Verse DailyBest New Poets, and New Poetry from the Midwest.

His work has received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and his first book, Certain Streets at an Uncertain Hour, was published in 2015 by Washburn University’s Woodley Press.

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