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August 5: Ted Lardner & Kathleen Strafford

Join us for a First Wednesday Series reading by poets Ted Lardner & Kathleen Strafford on Zoom and Facebook Live, Wednesday, August 5 from 7:00-9:00. Open mic to follow (readers: please register for Zoom).


Here is the link to register for Zoom. The Zoom room opens at 6:30. Is this your first Zoom call? Click here to watch a brief tutorial. To watch on Facebook Live, tune in to our Facebook page and it will begin automatically.

Ted Lardner’s poetry and nonfiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming from Missouri Review’s “Poem of the Week,” Pleiades, Knell, Gone Lawn, Blue Fifth Review, Arsenic Lobster, and DIAGRAM. A recent finalist in the 29th Annual Missouri Review poetry contest, Ted’s chapbook, Tornado, was selected in the Wick Poetry Series, and his chapbook, We Practice For It (Tupelo Press), won the Sunken Garden Poetry Award. Ted is Professor of English and teaches writing and literature at Cleveland State University.

Kathleen Strafford holds an MA in Creative Writing from Leeds Trinity University. Originally from Ohio, Kathleen moved to Leeds in 1998 and now is chief editor of Runcible Spoon Webzine. She has been widely published in anthologies and webzines. Her second collection is Wilderness of Skin (Yaffle Press), and her debut poetry collection, Her Own Language, was published in 2018.

2020 First Wednesday Readers Series: September 2 Susan Petrone (fiction), William Heath (poetry) (Zoom) October 7 Kelly Bancroft (play), Jessica Jewell (poetry) (Zoom) November 4 Craig Paulenich (poetry) & James Winter (fiction) NEOMFA reunion reading

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