The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. hosts a monthly series, Writers Read, on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Reading on July 12 will be Amie Hyson, Dennis Finnell and Erika Higgins Ross.
Hyson began facilitating creative writing workshops for the incarcerated, previously incarcerated and women in recovery in 2017, and has led numerous workshops since then. During the pandemic, she began offering weekly online “Writing Your Recovery” workshops, which continue to meet weekly. She is working on her first book of poetry.
Finnell has published six books of poetry, the most recent being “Selected Poems” from FutureCycle Press. He has taught at the University of Tennessee, Mount Holyoke College and Wesleyan University, and was co-director of financial aid at Greenfield Community College for a decade.
Higgins Ross, a writer and therapist, is at work on a novel and has had short pieces published in Funny Pearls, LA.com, Parenting Teens Magazine, Stagebill and Juice Magazine. She has participated in writing residencies through the Key West Literary Seminar, The Studios of Key West and Star Island.
There is a $5 suggested donation.