YOUNGSTOWN — Ted Lardner and Kathleen Strafford will be the guest readers at Lit Youngstown’s next First Wednesday Series reading on Zoom and Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Aug. 5.
Register here to attend and read at the open-mic. Facebook Live records the reading, so if you would like to attend the Zoom reading but not be recorded on Facebook, you can disable your camera for the reading.
Lardner’s poetry and nonfiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming from Missouri Review’s “Poem of the Week,” Pleiades, Knell, Gone Lawn, Blue Fifth Review, Arsenic Lobster and DIAGRAM, and he was a recent finalist in the 29th annual Missouri Review poetry contest. His chapbook “Tornado” was selected in the Wick Poetry Series, and his chapbook “We Practice For It” (Tupelo Press) won the Sunken Garden Poetry Award. Lardner is a professor of English and teaches writing and literature at Cleveland State University.
Strafford has a Master of Arts in creative writing from Leeds Trinity University. Originally from Ohio, she moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, in 1998 and now is chief editor of Runcible Spoon Webzine. She has been widely published in anthologies and webzines.
She is working on her second collection, “Women Changed Everything.” Her debut poetry collection, “Her Own Language,” was published in 2018.