Writers Harvest Schedule

Writers Harvest will take place at 7:30 pm, Sept. 15th, in the Walter Hall Rotunda. All proceeds from the $5 admission donation will go to the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank's Second Harvest.

2015 Writers Harvest

Three renowned local writers will read from their work at a benefit reading hosted by Ohio University’s Program in Creative Writing, Tuesday, September 15th, in the Walter Hall Rotunda, with a reception following in the lobby outside the theater. The benefit is part of Writers Harvest, the nation’s largest reading series working to help fight hunger. This year's goal is to raise $1000 for Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, and the local food bank.

Laura Larson

Laura Larson is a photographer whose work has been widely exhibited including the venues Art in General, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, SFCamerawork, and Wexner Center for the Arts. Lennon, Weinberg Gallery, NYC, recently presented a retrospective survey of her photographs.

Her work encompasses a range of disciplines including print media, film, video, sound, digital media, and writing. She recently completed Hidden Mother, a book that examines the widespread but little-known practice in 19th-century portrait photography known as the "hidden mother." In conjunction with this project, Larson has curated an exhibition of hidden mother photographs that has traveled to Blue Sky Gallery, Palmer Museum of Art, and Allen Memorial Art Museum. Larson is based in Athens, OH, where she teaches photography in the School of Art + Design at Ohio University.

James Miranda

James Miranda, is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of English Language & Literature at Ohio University. His fiction has garnered support from the Vermont Studio Center and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony.

His writing has appeared in Cimarron Review, Noo Journal, Gulf Coast Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, Third Coast Magazine, and elsewhere.

Jeff Tigchelaar

Jeff Tigchelaar is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and stay-at-home dad. His poems have appeared in journals including North American Review, Pleiades, and The Laurel Review, and anthologies such as Verse Daily, Best New Poets, and New Poetry from the Midwest.

Jeff's work has received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and his first book, Certain Streets at an Uncertain Hour, was published in 2015 by Washburn University's Woodley Press. .

UPDATE: 2014's Writers Harvest raised $800 for the local food bank and, again, our goal this 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.

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.