First Wednesday Presents Olney Magazine

Updated: Jan 26



Lit Youngstown’s First Wednesday Readers Series presents editor Brandon Noel of Warren and contributors of Olney Magazine. Daphne Carr will co-host the free reading at the Soap Gallery in downtown Youngstown, on Wednesday, February 2 at 7:00 pm. The readers from Olney will be followed by an open mic. Join us in person or register for the Zoom here.


Olney Magazine was founded one year ago by Northeast Ohio poets Noel and Tony Wade to honor their former friend and mentor Maj Ragain of Kent, Ohio. In 2021 they published 3 print magazines, and weekly pieces from poets all over the world on their web journal OlneyMagazine.com.


Noel and Wade will open with a favorite of Maj’s poems, followed by Olney contributors Cassandra Adams, Ryan Rowlands, Jason Melvin, Camille Ferguson, Sofia Fey and others who will read their work in person and remotely, live over Zoom.


Brandon Noel is the author of poetry collections Mongrel and Infinite Halves and the director of The Makeshift Poets. He is past guest editor of Gordon Square Review and Barren Magazine. He has been a full-time steel worker and machinist for the last 13 years.

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