Lori Wilson is the author of two poetry collections: The Dream Women Called (2021) and House Where a Woman (2009), both from Autumn House Press. A graduate of the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry, Wilson received the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Since 2007, she has been part of the Madwomen in the Attic Creative Writing Workshops at Carlow University, including ten years as a teacher. She lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she works as a software developer.
David B. Prather is the author of We Were Birds (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2019). His second collection, Bending Light with Bare Hands, will be published by Fernwood Press. Published in many journals, his work has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prizes. He taught English and Creative Writing at WVU—Parkersburg and English at Marietta College. He worked as an editor at Tantra Press and for the literary journal, Confluence. He also served as coordinator and host for the Blennerhassett Reading Series. David studied acting at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York and still takes time to “trod” the boards at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg. He studied writing at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. He currently serves as a reader for Suburbia Journal, and he lives in Parkersburg, WV.
The Wheeling Poetry Series is hosted by West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman.
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Tuesday | July 18, 2023 at noon
PRESENTER BIO: See above.
FEATURED BOOK: NA
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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!