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Tonight Writers Can Read features short story writer Natalie Sypolt and poet Torli Bush

December 18, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON - At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, The Writers Can Read monthly event will be held at The Inner Geek (formerly Empire Books and News) at Pullman Square. Writers Can Read brings together authors, aspiring authors and those who just enjoy reading to share their works. Refreshments will be provided.

Featured readers will be Natalie Sypolt and Torli Bush.

Sypolt will be reading from her acclaimed new short story book, “The Sound of Holding Your Breath,” which was published by WVU Press in November. Sypolt’s work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Appalachian Heritage, Still: The Journal, among other fine journals. She is the winner of the Glimmer Train New Writers Contest, the Betty Gabehart Prize, the West Virginia Fiction Award. Additionally, she serves as a literary editor for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, on the selection committee for the prestigious Weatherford Award in Fiction.


Bush is a poet from Webster Springs, W.Va., A mechanical engineering alumni from WVU, he began his career in the spring of 2018 at the Steel City Slam in Pittsburgh, and has been performing poetry at slams ever since. He was featured in the 25th annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam on Louisville, in 2017. In 2018 he traveled with the Travelin’ Appalachians Revue and was on a panel for the WV Governor’s School for the Arts.

The reading is free and open to the public. After the reading, fellow writers are invited to join in an open mic session at which you can read from upcoming publications or recently published stories.

Go online at www.nataliesypolt.com and check out Torli Bush’s FB page for more info on Monday’s featured writers.