Little Kanawha Reading Series coming to Glenville
GLENVILLE — A new campus-community activity is being developed through a collaboration of the Glenville State College Department of Language and Literature, the Robert F. Kidd Library and the Gilmer Public Library.
The Little Kanawha Reading Series project invites local and regional writers and students to Glenville for public readings, poetry slams and related activities.
The project is guided by a committee that includes: Jason Gum, interim director of Glenville State RFK Library; Matthew Thiele, Jonathan Minton and Professor Melissa Gish, Department of Language and Literature faculty; Glenville State English major Anna Childers; and Lisa Hayes-Minney, director of the public library.
“We plan to feature writers with national and statewide recognition, along with writers from our local communities. Our goal is to connect and enrich diverse literary communities,” Minton said. “We are planning an assortment of events, including a poetry slam for GSC students, and a summer event for children at the Gilmer Public Library.”
The first event will be readings by Mary Imo-Stike, Glenville State Professor Marjorie Stewart and Lisa Minney at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Robert F. Kidd Library at Glenville State.
Readings by Danielle Kelly and contributors to the “Trillium,” Glenville State’s annual literary arts journal, followed by an open mic will be held 6 p.m. April 15 at the Pioneer Stage on Main Street in Glenville.
The Third Annual Student Poetry Slam, hosted by the Little Kanawha Reading Series, will be held noon March 11 in the Rusty Musket at Glenville State. Writer Janet Smart will read noon June 22 at the Gilmer Public Library, which also will kick off the Summer Learning Program at the public library. All readings are free and open to the public.
A schedule of featured readers for 2020 will be available soon, including summer activities for area youth. The committee welcomes ideas from residents.
For more information, contact Minton via email at Jonathan.Minton@glenville.edu.