A Year of Readings

Curious to know who will be headlining our First Wed. Reading Series at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts? It’s a great lineup. Hope you can make it!

November 4, 2015: Philip Metres, poetry
John Carroll University English Professor Phil Metres reads from his book Sand Opera.

December 3, 2015: Jeanne Bryner, Karen Kotrba & Sherri Saines, poetry
Three women poets with Appalachian roots will read their poems.

January 6, 2016: Bill Lawson presents Michael McGovern, poetry/Youngstown history
The Executive Director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society talks about the “Puddler Poet,” a famous Youngstown steelworker.

February 3, 2016: Philip Brady, poetry & Lynn Lurie, fiction, CROW contributors
YSU English Professor and Etruscan Press director Phil Brady will read from his new book, To Banquet with the Ethiopians. Lynn Lurie will read from her new book Quick Kills, published by Etruscan Press.
Readings will be followed by YSU students featured in the newest issue of CROW (Compose: a Review of Writing).

March 2, 2016: Chris Jennings & students, journalism
TEDx speaker and Canfield English teacher and students talk about using journalism to understand community. Special guest David Giffels.

April 6, 2016: Adam Hughes & Barbara Sabol, poetry
April is National Poetry Month, and we welcome two Ohio poets.

May 4, 2016: John Borroughs, Dianne Borsenick & Matthew Minicucci, poetry
John & Dianne are Cleveland poets with an energetic, working class aesthetic. Matthew is a Wick Poetry Center (Kent State Press) book winner.

June 1, 2016: Mary Biddinger & Mary Quade, poetry
University of Akron poet Mary Biddinger reads from her new book, Small Enterprise;
Hiram College poet Mary Quade reads from her new book, Local Extinctions.

July 6, 2016: Greg Brown & Cee Williams, poetry
Two poets from Erie travel to the Yo to share their good words.

August 3, 2016: Randi Pappa, fiction
Randi Pappa takes on difficult themes in her novel, Under the Rock.

September 7, 2016: Jamie Marich, non-fiction
Dr. Marich speaks on her book, Dancing Mindfulness, about using creative movement to focus the mind.

Monday October 3, 2016: Christopher Barzak, fiction
YSU English professor reads from his newest book of speculative fiction.

November 2, 2016: James DeMonte & Tobin Terry, fiction & poetry
Graduates of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts read their work.

December 7, 2016: Cathy Seckman, non-fiction
Writer Cathy Seckman reads from her historical book, East Liverpool.

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