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Round Table Reading Series – Authors Joanna Grisham and Charles Booth

Hopkinsville Community College’s Round Table Reading Series will present its first reading of the spring semester at noon on Wednesday, January 29 at the campus Library located inside the Rotary Club of Hopkinsville Learning Resource Center. Joanna Grisham and Charles Booth will visit HCC from Austin Peay State University to read from their current writing projects.

Joanna Grisham, also known as Joey, grew up east of Nashville, where she spent a lot of time playing make-believe with her imaginary friends. She has degrees in communication from Vol-State Community College and APSU, as well as an M.A. in English from APSU, and an MFA in creative writing from Georgia College. Her work has appeared in Reunion: The Dallas Review, Mayday Magazine, and Trop. She lives in Clarksville with her wife, Jenny, a librarian. Joey teaches part-time, so she can stay home with her one-year-old daughter, Lennon. She still spends a lot of time playing make-believe.

Charles Booth’s fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Greensboro Review, The Minnesota Review, The Southampton Review, The Pinch, Alligator Juniper, storySouth, and Pithead Chapel. He lives in Tennessee, with his wife, Danica, and his son, Reynolds.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Fall Round Table Reading Series – Author Claudia Love Mair

Claudia Love Mair will read from her latest book, Don’t You Fall Now. Her memoir is a lyrical exploration of what it means for a mentally ill mother to care for a mentally ill and brain injured son. Told in sparse prose, the chapters are intentionally short, meditative, and intense. The result is a captivating story that is raw, real, and ultimately hopeful.

Claudia Love Mair of Lexington, Kentucky is the critically acclaimed author of the Amanda Bell Brown mysteries, the Exorsistah series, and the Christy Award-nominated Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White.

Ms. Mair is also a mental health advocate and holds an MFA in writing from Spalding University.

The reading is free and open to all. Pizza and sodas will be provided.