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Lynda Montgomery & Toni Thayer (October 5)

First Wednesday Reader Series Presents fiction writer Lynda Montgomery & fiction and playwriter Toni Thayer, both of Cleveland. Co-host Terry Shears. Open mic to follow. We will also be celebrating National Apple Betty Day. Wednesday, October 5, 7:00, the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St.

Lynda Montgomery’s stories appear in december, Another Chicago Magazine and Driftwood and have been nominated for national awards. She was awarded residencies at Ragdale and VCCA, and an Individual Excellence Award from Ohio Arts Council. She works as a family doctor and lives with her family in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Toni Thayer has received two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards -- in 2020 for fiction and in 2016 for playwriting. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Goddard College and an MA in English from Cleveland State. She has taught at Cleveland State, Hathaway Brown School, and the old Lit Cleveland.

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