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Throw the book at hunger

Miami’s creative writing program will attempt to throw the book at hunger by staging Writers Harvest, a benefit reading beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Shriver Center’s multipurpose room, as part of Miami’s After Dark program.

All proceeds will go to Cincinnati’s Free Store/Food Bank, one of the largest food banks in Ohio, which provides direct emergency services — food, clothing, housing and employment assistance. Through its food bank, it distributes donated and surplus food to more than 500 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and other nonprofit organizations within 20 counties of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

At the event, Free Store/Food Bank’s director Gary Goosman will discuss the results of a just-released national study on hunger; faculty members of the creative writing program, including Eric Goodman, Dave Kagjanich, Tim Melley, Andrew Osborn and Keith Tuma will read from their own fiction and poetry until midnight, when an open-mike reading will begin. There will be live music provided by Keith Tuma and others and free refreshments. Suggested donation is $5 for students and $10 for faculty.

For more information, contact Goodman, creative writing director, at 9-6509.

Date Published: 11/15/2001
Volume: 21   Number: 16

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