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Andy Roberts & Chuck Salmons (September 6)

First Wednesday Readers Series presents Columbus poets Andy Roberts & Chuck Salmons. Tony Armeni will co-host. Open mic to follow. Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00pm at Westside Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave. After the reading (with his eyes closed!), Tony will draw the winning ticket for the birdbath he handsculpted for this year's fundraising raffle. To purchase a raffle ticket by September 5, please click here.

Andy Roberts is the author of three chapbooks from Pudding House Publications and five from NightBallet Press. Recent publications include American Life In Poetry, Atlanta Review, The Midwest Quarterly, and The Sow's Ear Poetry Review. He lives in Columbus, where he handles finances for disabled veterans.

Chuck Salmons' poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Pudding Magazine, Evening Street Review, and The Ekphrastic Review. He has two chapbooks, Stargazer Suite and Patch Job. Chuck won the 2011 William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest sponsored by The Poetry Forum of Columbus, and is recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for poetry.

Upcoming readings:

October 4 Terry Murcko

November 1 Jeremy Proehl & Jean Reinhold

December 6 Christopher Barzak & Carrie George

January 3 Sean Posey & Roselyn Torella

February 7 Olney Magazine

March 6 Karen Kotrba, Thomas Welsh

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