Local writers to read from their work at Marshall University

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Writers Andrea Fekete and Phil St. Clair will read from their work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall University’s Huntington campus.

Fekete, a poet and writer from Logan County in West Virginia, is the author of a new novel set in the West Virginia coalfields, Waters Run Wild, from Sweetgum Press.  Her work has appeared in journals such as The Adirondack Review and The Smithville Journal, and has been collected in The Appalachian Writer’s Guild Anthology and Wild Sweet Notes II.  Fekete earned a master’s degree at Marshall, where she has taught writing and literature.  She currently teaches at Ashland Community College.

St. Clair, a veteran poet, is the author of four books, including Acid Creek, which appeared in Human Landscapes from Bottom Dog Press in 1997.  His poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Gettysburg Review, Harper’s, Poetry Review (London), Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Quarterly West, and elsewhere.

He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council and was awarded the Bullis Prize from Poetry Northwest.  He has taught at Kent State, Bowling Green State, and Southern Illinois universities and served for many years as chair of the Humanities Division at Ashland Community College.

Their appearance is sponsored by the Marshall Visiting Writers Series with support from the English Department, the College of Liberal Arts, Jenkins Fenstermaker and the West Virginia Humanities Council.

For more information, call Prof. Art Stringer in Marshall’s English Department at 304-696-2403.

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