Wednesday, October 18, 2023

At the Lit Youngstown Fall Literary Festival This Week!

The annual Lit Youngstown Fall Literary Festival happens this week, October 19th through 21st. I will attend the kickoff event on Thursday evening. Then on Friday I will man the Crisis Chronicles Press table all day at their book fair in addition to being part of a 2:30 p.m. reading by contributors to the anthology I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing (edited by Kari Gunter-Seymour) in the Ford Theater at Bliss Hall. Unfortunately, I will have to miss Saturday's events.

From our friends at Lit Youngstown:

The 7th annual Fall Literary Festival will feature Ross Gay, Jill Christman, Alison Stine, and the Craig Paulenich Endowed Lecture on Literary Community by Lit Cleveland Executive Director Matt Weinkam. This will be an incredible conference, with thanks to our sponsors the Centofanti Foundation, the Youngstown State University Center for Working-Class Studies, WYSU-FM, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Lake Erie Golf Cars, the Thomases Family Foundation, KO Consulting, the Grace Ruth Memorial Endowment, Ohio Humanities, the Wilkes University Master of Fine Arts, the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts, Eastern Gateway Community College, the Ohio Arts Council and the Youngstown Foundation.

Registration for daytime events is now closed. Please join us for the free evening readings! For more information including a full schedule of events, please visit


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