Date: Thursday, Mar 17th, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual
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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. March’s event will feature Heidi Seaborn, Donna Hilbert, and Dan Canterbury.


Heidi Seaborn

After a raising three children and a long, successful business career that took her all over the world, Heidi Seaborn started writing poetry in 2016. Today, she is the author of [PANK] Poetry Award winner An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe (2021), Give a Girl Chaos (C&R Press, 2019) and the Comstock Review Prize Chapbook, Bite Marks (2021), as well as chapbooks, Finding My Way Home (2018) and Once a Diva (2021). Heidi’s won or been shortlisted for over two dozen awards. Her work has recently appeared in American Poetry Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, Copper Nickel, The Cortland Review, The Greensboro Review, The Missouri Review, The Offing, The Slowdown with Tracy K. Smith, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Washington Post and elsewhere. She is Executive Editor of The Adroit Journal and holds an MFA in Poetry from NYU.

An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe

Donna Hilbert

Donna Hilbert’s latest book is Threnody, from Moon Tide Press. Earlier books include Gravity: New & Selected Poems, Tebot Bach, 2018. She is a monthly contributing writer to Verse-Virtual. Work has appeared in Braided Way, Chiron Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, Rattle, Zocalo Public Square, One Art, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous anthologies, and featured on The Writer’s Almanac, and Lyric Life. She writes and leads private workshops in Southern California, where she makes her home. Learn more at


Dan Canterbury

Dan Canterbury is a singer-songwriter from Athens, Ohio.

He is influenced by music from the New Folk and Urban Folk styles, in particular by songwriters like John Gorka and Bruce Cockburn.

He writes concisely constructed topical folk and blues songs.



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