Free online literary events July 9 & 10


Words Out Loud Spoken Word/Poetry Series, July 9, 7:30 - 9:30 pm EDT. Peggy Shumaker (former Alaska State Writer Laureate, an NEA poetry fellowship recipient and author of eight books of poetry) and Steve Abbott (founder and co-host of The Poetry Forum and a recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award in Poetry) read from their poetry. Includes open mic and literary trivia quiz. NOTE: It appears the link takes you directly to the Zoom session (no preregistration).

The Audacity of Sara Grayson by Joani Elliott, July 10, 1:00 - 1:40 pm EST. A discussion of Joani Elliott’s humorous contemporary fiction debut, which follows an insecure writer’s journey of self-discovery as she struggles to fill the void left behind by her mother, a best-selling literary icon.

"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." ~Langston Hughes

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