Date: Thursday, Aug 19th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Spoken & Heard is a seasonal series of literary events hosted by Kari Gunter-Seymour, Poet Laureate of Ohio, featuring award-winning authors, poets and singer/songwriters from across the country. August’s event will feature Michael Croley, Jacinda Townsend, and Bruce Dalzell. More information will be available as the event nears. Register here!
Michael Croley is the author of Any Other Place: Stories, winner of the James Still Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Weathford Award. He is also the co editor (with Jack Shuler) of Midland: Reports from Flyover Country. His reporting, stories, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, VQR, The Paris Review Daily, Kenyon Review Online, LitHub, Narrative, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He teaches at Denison University and is on the visiting faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Jacinda Townsend is the author of Saint Monkey, a novel set in 1950’s Eastern Kentucky which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction. She received her MFA from Iowa Writer’s Workshop and went on to spend a year as a Fulbright fellow in Côte d’Ivoire.
Raised in Athens County, Ohio, Bruce Dalzell is the child of clashing cultures. Where the Appalachian coal fields meet a large state university and its citizens of Cleveland and Cincinnati, one part hillbilly, one part crooner, he invests more in songwriting and creating a supportive environment for songwriters than promotion. James Taylor, Bruce Cockburn, Richard Thompson and Gay Dalzell are major music influences.
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