In celebration of Women’s History Month, Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library will present a panel discussion about the experiences of women clergy. The distinguished panel will include Rev. Gail Bauzenberger of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner of Temple Shalom, and Rev. Maggie Sebastian of the First Christian Church, all located in Wheeling. A questions and answer session will follow the discussion. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Free beverages will be provided. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 for more information.
April 1st: WV Author Kevin Stewart
Kevin Stewart, a Princeton, West Virginia, native, will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library on Tuesday, April 1st at noon. The author will discuss his debut collection of stories, The Way Things Always Happen Here. The winner of state literary arts fellowships from West Virginia and Louisiana, Stewart was awarded the 1999 Texas Review Novella Prize for Margot. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals. Stewart is a professor of English and creative writing at Potomac State College, a branch campus of West Virginia University, and lives in Cumberland, Md.
May 20: Pittsburgh Author Tom Lipinski, Death in the Steel City
May 27: Dr. Kirk Hazen, WVU English Professor, Dialects in West Virginia: Fact and Fiction and How to Learn from Both.
June 17: Woodsdale Kids 1945-1960
On Tuesday, June 17 at noon, join Kate Quinn at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public library. Ms. Quinn will discuss her research about the myths and memories prevalent among the kids who called Woodsdale home during the 1950s and 1960s. Kate has researched the topic for over a year, interviewing over 60 people and collecting as many photographs as she could find. She hopes the program will attract today’s teenagers so they can see how different life was back then and how their grandparents and parents spent their youth. This light-hearted and nostalgic look back will feature stories any Ohio Valley audience can relate to. The program is sponsored by the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation.