Fairmont State Humanities Department to celebrate launch of Kestrel issue 49 with events
Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art and the Fairmont State University Department of Humanities is pleased to announce their Fall 2023 Reading Series.
“We are excited to provide opportunities each semester for Fairmont State students, faculty and staff, and the local community to attend readings by Kestrel contributors," said Dr. Donna Long, Editor-in-Chief of Kestrel. "In addition to writers we have published in Kestrel, we are featuring Dr. Suzanne Heagy, Kestrel’s Fiction Editor since 2008, as she plans to step down from that position in the next year.”
On Thursday, October 19 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the Fairmont State Library’s Multimedia Room B there will be a reception and readings by students who participated in Fairmont State University’s 2023 Artist in Residence Patricia Foster’s Memoir Class. The reading will feature students Kaylee Cheuvront, Hayley Harvey, Mackenzie Rogers, Molly Simpson, Andrea Starr, and Mia Yeager.
"This Celebration is also a little different from our typical event in that we are featuring a reading by Fairmont State University’s 2023 Artist in Residence Patricia Foster and, on Thursday, readings by students taking her class in memoir writing," Long added.
On Friday, October 20 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Frank and Jane Gabor Folklife Center there will be a reception and readings by participating writers Rick Campbell, Suzanne Heagy, Patricia Foster, and Ian Williams.
Since 1993, Kestrel has published writers and artists from around the world, and since 2008 has celebrated each biannual issue by bringing contributors to Fairmont State’s campus for a weekend of literary events.