Thomas More College’s Creative Writing Vision Program Continues Wed. Oct 10

Lunch-time writing instruction and evening poetry reading offer free, fun events for community

CRESTVIEW HILLS KY, Oct. 8, 2012 – Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., recently launched its new Creative Writing Vision Program, supported by a grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee. Part of the program includes an Appalachian Writers Series produced in collaboration with Joseph Beth Booksellers/Crestview Hills, the Urban Appalachian Council and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Upcoming programs are open to the public and include:

Wed. October 10, 7 pm – Crestview Hills, KY- Joseph Beth Booksellers—Poetry reading and book signing by award-winning author Richard Hague. Born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio, Hague delves reflectively into the social, cultural and economic tensions of Appalachian life.  His most recent works include Public Hearings (poems) and Learning How: Stories, Yarns and Tales. Contact (859) 912-7860 or visit

Mon. Nov. 12 , 7 pm – Crestview Hills, KY- Joseph Beth Booksellers—Poetry reading and book signing by Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker. The author of five poetry collections, Walker’s most recent works (Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride and When Winter Come: the Ascension of York) feature historically inspired narrative poetry.  Founder of the Affrilachian Poets and a 2005 recipient of the Lannan Literary Fellowship in Poetry, Walker is a professor of English at the University of Kentucky and the publisher and editor of PLUCK!, the Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture.

Sun. Dec. 2 , 4 pm – Crestview Hills, KY- Joseph Beth Booksellers—Prolific author George Ella Lyon reads and signs from her newest books for children and young adults.. Lyon’s recent books include Holding on to Zoe, a novel for young adults, and a poetry collection, She Let Herself Go.  Contact (859) 912-7860 or visit

Mon. Dec. 3, 7 pm Cincinnati –Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Library – Poet, novelist, memoirist and children’s author George Ella Lyon presents “Talking Poetry: A conversation and writing experience. Contact David Siders in the Popular Library Department at 513-369-6919 or visit

Second Wednesday “Eat and Create Brownbag” with Writer-In-Residence Pauletta Hansel
Hosted at Thomas More College, the “Eat and Create” series invites the community to join TMC Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel, staff, faculty and students 12:00-12:50 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month this fall semester in the Chancellor’s Room (located in the Administration Building) for some creative fun. Bring pen and paper and an open mind. For more information, contact 859-341-5800 or visit  Upcoming dates include:

Wednesday, October 10: So You Think You Can’t Write: Writing prompts to jumpstart anybody’s writing.

Wednesday, November 14: So You Think You CAN Write: We think you can too! Share your work in a non-competitive, open mic poetry and flash fiction/nonfiction reading.

Wednesday, December 12: Poetry Break: Find inspiration from poetry in the midst of exam week. No pressure. Show up for as much or little as you can.