Writers Harvest Schedule

The Writers Harvest took place at 7:30 pm, Sept. 23rd in the Walter Hall Rotunda. All proceeds from the $5 admission donation went to the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank's Second Harvest.

2014 Writers Harvest

Three renowned local writers read from their work at a benefit reading hosted by Ohio University’s Program in Creative Writing, Tuesday, Sept. 23rd in the Walter Hall Rotunda, with a reception following in the lobby outside the theater. The benefit was part of Writers Harvest, the nation’s largest reading series working to help fight hunger.

Mark Halliday has published several collections of poetry, including Little Star (1987), selected for the National Poetry Series; Tasker Street (1992), winner of the Juniper Prize; Jab (2002); Keep This Forever (2008); and, most recently, Thresherphobe (2013). He has been teaching in the English Department at Ohio University since 1992, where he was awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor in 2012.

Donald Ray Pollock, recipient of the 2009 PEN/Bingham Fellowship, made his literary debut in 2008 with the critically acclaimed story collection, Knockemstiff. In 2011 he published his first novel, The Devil All the Time, which also garnered national attention. He worked as a laborer at the Mead Paper Mill in Chillicothe, Ohio, from 1973 to 2005. He holds an MFA from Ohio State University. His work has appeared in, among other publications, Epoch, Granta and the New York Times.

UPDATE: 2014's Writers Harvest raised $800 for the local food bank and our goal next year is $1000.

All proceeds from the $5 admission donation go to the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank’s Second Harvest, a food distribution program serving Athens, Hocking, Perry, Lawrence, Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, Meigs, Morgan and Washington counties. Donations will be accepted in various locations throughout the week.

Please direct questions about the event to the Special Programs Office, Bentley Annex 303, (740) 707-3191.

Questions concerning larger donations to the Second Harvest Foodbank can be answered at the following numbers: 800-385-6813 or 740-385-6813.