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First Wednesday Reader Series presents Alex Puncekar and Marie Vibbert (August 7 Westside Bowl)

First Wednesday Reader Series presents fiction writers Alex Puncekar (Cincinnati) and Marie Vibbert (Cleveland). Tina Banks will co-host. Open mic to follow. Wednesday, August 7, at 7:00pm at the Westside Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave. This reading will be downstairs in the Trophy Room, accessible only by stairs.

Alex Puncekar was, for many years, an editorial assistant for Lightspeed Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, and Nightmare Magazine. His fiction has appeared in Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Jenny Magazine. You can find him at

Nebula nominated author Marie Vibbert’s short fiction has appeared in top magazines like Nature, Analog, and Clarkesworld, and been translated into Czech, Chinese and Vietnamese. Her debut novel, Galactic Hellcats, was long listed by the British Science Fiction Award and her work has been called “everything science fiction should be” by the Oxford Culture Review. She also writes poetry, comics, and computer games. By day she is a computer programmer in Cleveland.

This reading is being supported in part by funds awarded to the Board of Mahoning County Commissioners under Assistance Listing No. 21.027 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Upcoming Readings at Westside Bowl

September 4 Roger Craik & Dave Lucas, co-host Liz Hicks

October 2 Michael Loderstedt & Britney Wolf, co-host Lauren Lenio

November 6 Nancy Krygowski & Jane McCafferty, co-host Lisa Viscusi 

December 4 Daniel Bourne & Marlo Starr, co-host Phil Brady

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