If you’re in the mood for an evening of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, you should definitely check out next Tuesday’s readings that YSU’s Poetry Center has arranged. It’s a great line-up. I’ll be there for sure. Hope to see some of you locals, as well.
On Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 7:00 PM in the DeBartolo Stadium Club in Stambaugh Stadium, three distinguished NEOMFA faculty, Neal Chandler, David Hassler, and Varley O’Connor, will read from their works. Books will be available for signing. Please join us in celebrating the work of these fine writers.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
7:00 P.M. DeBartolo Stadium Club in Stambaugh Stadium
NEOMFA Faculty Reading
Varley O’Connor’s newest novel is The Cure, loosely based on her father’s polio as
a child in the 1930s and ’40s. She is also the author of A Company of Three (Algonquin Books, 2003), a novel about the world of theater and acting, and Like China (William Morrow, 1991). Most recently, her short prose has appeared and is forthcoming in The Sun magazine and AWP Writer’s Chronicle. O’Connor is on the faculty of Kent State University.
David Hassler is the author of two books of poems, most recently, Red
Kimono, Yellow Barn, for which he was awarded Ohio Poet of the Year
2006. He has received an Individual Artist Fellowship and an Artists and Communities grant from the Ohio
Arts Council. His poems and essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Sun, DoubleTake/Points of Entry, Indiana Review, and other journals. He is the Program and Outreach Director for
the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University.
Neal Chandler is the Coordinator of Cleveland State University Poetry
Center, where he teaches creative writing. He is the author of
Benediction: A Book of Stories, and a play, Appeal to a Lower Court.
He edits Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. His stories and essays
have appeared in Sunstone, Weber Studies, and Exponent.