Just what is the AWW LitSalon? It's a new program that is a fantastic, fun way to enjoy an afternoon with fellow literature lovers, hob-nob with a celebrated author, and support Antioch Writers' Workshop... all at once! And get a tax deduction, too! Our goal is to hold two or three AWW LitSalons, on various literary topics and in interesting, unique settings in the Greater Miami Valley, each year.
The events are em-ceed by Ron Rollins, Senior Editor of the Dayton Daily News. The afternoon will also feature tasty treats and beverages, and a fun raffle auction... all in support of the Antioch Writers' Workshop at University of Dayton!
February 18, 2018, 4-7 p.m., featuring Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Steve Bein
Steve Bein (pronounced "Bine") is a philosopher, traveler, translator, and award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's, Interzone, Writers of the Future, and in international translation. His Fated Blades novels have been met with critical acclaim. Learn more about Steve at www.philosofiction.com
This LitSalon will be held at the home of Grace Curtis (poet and former AWW Board Member) in Waynesville; directions will be provided after close of registration.
May 20, 2018, 4-7 p.m., featuring poet Herbert Woodward Martin
Herbert Woodward Martin served as professor of English and poet-in-residence at the University of Dayton for more than three decades where he taught creative writing and African-American literature. He is the author of nine volumes of poetry and has devoted decades to editing and giving performances of the works of the poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906).
Martin’s publications include:
New York The Nine Million, Abracadabra Press, 1967
The Shit-Storm Poems , Pilot Press, 1972
The Persistence of The Flesh, Lotus Press, 1976
The Forms of Silence, Lotus Press, 1980
Galileo’s Suns, Bottom Dog Press, 1999
The Log of The Vigilante, Mellen Press, 2000
Escape To The Promised Land, Bottom Dog Press, 2005
Inscribing My Name, Kent State University Press, 2007
On the Flyleaf: Poems, Bottom Dog Press, 2013
Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Singer of Songs, State Library of Ohio, 1980
In His Own Voice: The Uncollected Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ohio University Press, 2002
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Selected Poems, Penguin Press, 2004
The Collected Novels of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ohio University Press, 2009
This LitSalon will be held in the home of Teri Rizvi, founder and director of the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop.