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Lit Youngstown to feature pair with city connections Wednesday

The Wednesday program can be accessed through Zoom or Facebook Live.
LIt Youngstown Petrone, Heath
Authors Susan Petrone, left, and William Heath will be featured in Lit Youngstown's Sept. 2 program. (Contributed photos).

YOUNGSTOWN — Two writers with city connections will be featured on Lit Youngstown's Zoom and Facebook Live program this week.

Susan Petrone of Cleveland and William Heath of Maryland will be featured on Wednesday (Sept. 2). The Zoom room opens at 6:30 p.m. and the reading begins at 7 p.m. Register here to attend and read at the open mic.

Petrone lives with one husband, one child and "far too many animals." She traces her family history to Youngstown's Smoky Hollow and Brier Hill neighborhoods.

She is the author of the novels "Throw Like a Woman" (2015), "The Super Ladies" (2018) and "The Heebie-Jeebie Girl" (2020).

Heath was born in Youngstown  in 1942 and has published two chapbooks, "Night Moves in Ohio" and "Leaving Seville," and a book of poems, "The Walking Man."

He's also written the novels "The Children Bob Moses Led," "Blacksnake's Path" and "Devil Dancer" as well as an award-winning work of history, "William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest." He's also written a collection of interviews, "Conversations with Robert Stone."

The series runs the first Wednesday of each month. The fall lineup includes:

  • Oct. 7 — Kelly Bancroft (play) and Jessica Jewell (poetry).
  • Nov. 4 — Craig Paulenich (poetry) and James Winter (fiction), NEOMFA reunion reading.
  • Dec. 2 — Heather Dobbins (poetry) and Barbara Sabol (poetry).
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