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Kelly Hambly & Jimmy Sutman (Nov. 2)

First Wednesday Reader Series presents poetry and prose writer Kelly Hambly of Kent & poet Jimmy Sutman of Youngstown, Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 at the Soap Gallery. Denise Sculli will co-host. Open mic to follow. We will also be celebrating National Deviled Egg Day. Many thanks to the Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation for support for this reading.

Kelly Hambly writes poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction in Kent, Ohio, as a way of connecting her past, present, and future to help heal generational trauma. She is most interested in how writing helps us discover our truths and develop the voices we raise or whisper to share those truths.

Jimmy Sutman is the Director of ISLE Inc. and Purple Cat, businesses that provide services for adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and traumatic brain injury in Youngstown, Ohio. He is the founder of, a radio station run by adults with disabilities. Jimmy curates and DJs “Oranges Pop Music and Poetry” a show in which he reads poetry and ties in popular music. Jimmy attended Grove City College and Youngstown State University. He is a recent graduate of the MFA program at St. Leo’s University.

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