Huntington Reading, September 2019

Thanks to a kind invitation by author Carter Taylor Seaton, on September 16 I gave a reading as part of the “Writers Can Read” series, held monthly at the Inner Geek Bookstore in Huntington, West Virginia.

Before the evening reading, Carter Taylor Seaton interviewed me for her television show, Chapters.  If you have the time and the interest, you can watch that episode here:


At the 7 pm event, I read a few poems from LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia and then a short segment from “A Ferocious Drag Queen,” one of the essays in my new book of creative nonfiction, Endangered Species: A Surly Bear in the Bible Belt.  The essay’s about my late friend, Okey Napier, Jr, who lived in Huntington for many years.  Several people in the audience knew Okey and seemed to appreciate my memories of him.  After I read, Charles Lloyd treated the audience to “Wonders,” his lyrical story from LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia.



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