It just happens that our Dec. First Wed. reading falls on Pearl Harbor Day, so come down and get your history on with readings from some fine local history books. Wed. Dec. 7, 7:00, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 34 N. Phelps St. The reading features Cathy Seckman, author of East Liverpool; Sean Posey, author of Lost Youngstown, and Dr. Donna DeBlasio & Dr. Martha Pallante, authors of Italians Americans of the Greater Mahoning Valley. No open mic this last reading of 2016. We’ll r
Lit Youngstown board of directors member Molly Toth (left) and friend of Lit Youngstown Sarah Lowry (photo credit: Phil Kidd) What a great follow-up event to the Mahoning Avenue Better Block, and opportunity to notice many new businesses and spruced up storefronts in just a year’s time. Molly brought a poem tree and invited visitors to write a poem on a leaf. We gave out some literary journals and told quite a few people what we’re about. We appreciate Sarah Lowry and Lou Yuh
We welcome Christopher Barzak and Lawrence Coates to our October First Monday reading, Monday October 3 @ 7:00, Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 34 N. Phelps St. Free parking on the street and in the lot behind the Voinovich Building on the corner of Hazel & Commerce. An open mic will follow, emceed by fiction writer Bill Soldan. Open mic readers are invited to the stage for 5 min.– to read their own work, or a writer’s they admire. From 6:30 to 9:00, 10% of all food sales will benefi
Michael McGovern’s poetry was published in The Youngstown Vindicator and the Youngstown Telegram, cultural periodicals like Gaelic American, and The Amalgamated Journal. His collection Labor Lyrics and Other Poems was published by the Youngstown Vindicator Press in 1899. Interested in reading poems from this collection? Visit the Ohio Memory Collection. #Youngstownpoets #ironworker #LitYoungstown #PuddlerPoet #BillLawson #RustBeltPoets #puddler #poetry #Youngstown #MichaelMcG
Our February reading will be worth the cold car! We will kick off with two seasoned authors, and then welcome student writers published in CROW: Compose, a Review of Writing, from YSU’s composition program. Wednesday February 3, 7:00, downtown at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 32 N. Phelps St.
Free parking in the lot behind the Voinovich Building, corner of Hazel and Commerce. He has published three collections of poems, Fathom (WordTech Press, 2007), Weal (Ashland, 2000), and Forge
September 2, 2015, 7:00, downtown at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 32 Phelps St. Free parking in the lot behind the Voinovich Building, corner of Hazel and Commerce. Writers from the Veterans’ Writing Circle in Kent, Ohio, Major Ragain & Joe Caley read and talk about the writing group now in its eighth year. Open mic moderated by Nick Avila. Joe Caley is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran serving with the 1st Cavalry as a point man/scout/ dog handler 1968-1969. He was a conscripted