We hope you will join Richard Hague and Pauletta Hansel later that evening for the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative Annual Read Around and Swarp.  Friday, April 6, 9:00 – 11:00 PM, Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth Street. Bring a couple of pages of poems or prose to share with writers from near and far. Or just show up to listen and socialize with old friends from the writing community and nurture new ones. No registration required. (This and other free arts events are part of the ASA 2018 Community Entertainment,)

Richard Hague and Pauletta Hansel will also participate as literary artists in the Urban Appalachian Showcase on Saturday, April 7.  Click here to read more and purchase tickets.


“Writing the Region” writers’ workshop Friday, April 64:00 – 5:15 PM, The Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street, 12th Floor. Free. Registration required.

Appalachian Studies Association Conference participants and Cincinnati area writers are invited to join Richard Hague and Pauletta Hansel as they lead a workshop on how the geographic region that shaped you can help shape your writing. Whether your region is Appalachia, the Ohio River Valley, or beyond, this workshop will help writers of poetry or prose incorporate a sense of place.

Led by Weatherford Award winner Richard Hague, author of Studied Days: Poems Early and Late in Appalachia and Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel, author of Palindrome, both out from Dos Madres Press, 2017.

Co-sponsored by Dos Madres Press, with support from the Ohio Arts Council.