Date: Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm


Location: Virtual
Zoom Registration

Google Calendar iCal File Export

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. May’s events will feature Doug Van Gundy, Marianne Worthington, and Neem Avashia.

CLICK TO REGISTER

Doug Van Gundy

Doug Van Gundy directs the low-residency MFA writing program at West Virginia Wesleyan College. His poems, essays and reviews have appeared in many national and international publications, including Poetry, The Guardian, and The Oxford American. He is co-editor of the anthology Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Contemporary Writing from West Virginia and the author of a collection of poems, A Life Above Water, published by Red Hen Press.

A Life Above waterEyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods (Anthology)

Marianne Worthington

Marianne Worthington is co-founder and editor of Still: The Journal, an online literary magazine publishing writers, artists, and musicians with ties to Appalachia since 2009. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, CALYX, Chapter 16, Ethel, and CHEAP POP, among other places. She received the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and artist’s grants from Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship. She co-edited Piano in a Sycamore: Writing Lessons from the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop and is author of a poetry chapbook. Her poetry collection, The Girl Singer, was released in late 2021 from Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky. Marianne grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and lives, writes, and teaches in southeast Kentucky. Visit her website at https://marianneworthington.com/

the girl singer

Neema Avashia

Neema Avashia was born and raised in southern West Virginia to parents who immigrated to the United States. She has been a middle school teacher in the Boston Public Schools since 2003. Her essays have appeared in the Bitter Southerner, Catapult, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere.

Another Appalachia: Coming up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place

REGISTER for may’s virtual reading


More Upcoming Events

FREE: The Nelsonville-York Drama Club presents A Christmas Carol: Radio Play

Date: | Time:


The Nelsonville-York Drama Club, in collaboration with Stuart's Opera House, Presents: Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol": Radio Play Don’t miss this holiday classic adapted for radio from Charles Dickens’ novella...

Sold Out!

Columbus Symphony: Holiday Pops Spectacular

Date: | Time:


The Columbus Symphony will be making spirits bright at Stuart's Opera House with spectacular performances of classic carols and seasonal favorites.

Low Tickets!

Paint & Pour

Date: | Time:


Get creative and connect with your community at Stuart’s Opera House at our 'Paint & Pour’ series, hosted by local artist, Luke Boyd!