Marshall’s English Department Helps The Hungry With Writer’s Harvest Event – The Parthenon


Marshall’s English department and students will help Hungry Huntington’s on September 30 through “Writers’ Harvest.” Rachael Peckham, the event’s organizer, said “Writers’ Harvest” is part of a series of nationwide readings to benefit efforts to alleviate hunger in the community. Peckham said all Writers’ Harvest proceeds will go to the Facing Hunger food bank in Huntington. “In addition to being a wonderful tradition that brings great writers to our campus, ‘Writers’ Harvest’ is an important resource in the fight against hunger in Huntington,” said Peckham. This year, Writers’ Harvest will feature award-winning poets Angie Mazakis and Daniel Lassell, both of whom have ties to Marshall University. Angie Mazakis is a former member of Marshall’s English department and the recent Miller Prize winner Williams for his collection of poetry “I Was Waiting To See What You Would Do First.” Daniel Lassell graduated from Marshall with an MA in English

and is the recent winner of the WheelbarrowBooks Emerging Poetry Prize for his “Spit” collection. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Those who cannot join this event can still donate. Information is available on the Facing Hunger Food Bank Facebook page. More information on this event can be found on the AE Stringer Guest Writers’ Series on the Marshall University website, or questions can be emailed to Rachael Peckham at [email protected]


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