First Wednesday Reader Series 2024 opens with true stories by local historians Sean Posey of Canfield and Roslyn Torella of Lowellville. Mia Allonby will co-host. Open mic to follow. Wednesday, January 3, at 7:00pm at the Westside Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave. This reading will be downstairs in the Trophy Room, which is accessible only by stairs.
Sean T. Posey is a journalist and historian. His work has appeared in a variety of publications such as Salon, Bill Moyers & Company, and CounterPunch. He is the author of Lost Youngstown, Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, and Hidden History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.
Roslyn Torella is the unofficial, self-appointed historian for the village of Lowellville. She is also a genealogist, family historian and YSU graduate. Her first book, Lowellville, Ohio: Murder, Mayhem and More was written as a gift for her late father. Roslyn loves local history and discovering the amazing stories of the people who once called the Mahoning Valley home.
Upcoming Readings at Westside Bowl
February 7 Olney Magazine 3rd anniversary & issue release, co-host Samantha Ensminger
March 6 Karen Kotrba & Thomas Welsh, co-host Regina Rees
April 3 Adam Brodsky & Steve Skovensky, co-host Eric Harper
May 1 Sarah Dravec & Mary Biddinger, co-host Marissa McCabe
June 5 Isaiah Hunt & Hilary Plum, co-host Logan Burroughs