October 1, 2018 at 9:30 pm

Writers Harvest | Reading and Benefit for Hunger Relief, Oct. 11

Writer's Harvest, the program in creative writing presents a benefit foir hunger relief

Writers Harvest, an annual event presented by the Ohio University Creative Writing program, hosts three local writers for an evening of literary nourishment on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Baker Center Theater.

The event—part of a nation-wide reading series—benefits hunger relief efforts in the region, with all proceeds going to Hocking Athens Perry Community Action’s food assistance programs and to the Southeast Ohio Food Bank. This year’s goal is to raise $500 in donations for these organizations

The featured readers include Sherrie Flick, OHIO alum Dr. Kelly Sundberg (’18), and Mike Wright.

A book signing and reception immediately follows the readings.

Admission is a $5 donation; all proceeds benefit the Southeast Ohio Food Bank.

Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness and two short story collections: Whiskey, Etc.and Thank Your Lucky Stars, both published by Autumn House Press. Whiskey, Etc.was named a Best Fiction Book of 2016 by Entropy and also won an INDIES Foreword short story collection Bronze Prize. Thank Your Lucky Stars was named a Most Anticipated September 2018 Book by The Coil. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Norton’s Flash Fiction ForwardNew Sudden Fiction, and New Micro as well as PloughsharesSmokeLong Quarterly, and Booth. She has received fellowships from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Ucross Foundation, and VCCA. She serves as series editor for The Best Small Fictions 2018. She teaches in the MFA and Food Studies programs at Chatham University.

Wright is a poet and professor living in Columbus, Ohio. His work has appeared in New Ohio ReviewHunger MountainPaper NautilusLake EffectKestrelGigantic Sequins, and Other Poetry. He also helps coordinate the “With Poetry Reading Series.”

Sundberg’s essays have appeared in Guernica, Gulf CoastThe RumpusDenver QuarterlySlice, and others. Her essay “It Will Look Like a Sunset” was selected for inclusion in The Best American Essays 2015, and other essays have been listed as notables in the same series. She holds a PhD in creative nonfiction from Ohio University, and has been the recipient of fellowships or grants from Vermont Studio Center, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Dickinson House, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her book Goodbye, Sweet Girl, was published by Harper Collins in 2018.

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