Writers donate to food banks


By Kelsey Kimbler - For The Register-Herald



OXFORD — Miami University’s English Department kicked off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 12-20) early with the Writer’s Harvest on Monday, Nov. 8.

This was the 26th annual Writer’s Harvest, where past and present graduate students and faculty read their works in support of select food banks.

Cash, check, and storable food donations were welcome and allowed those who attended to enter a raffle to win a book written by the readers and other creative writing faculty members.

The event featured readings by Daisy Hernandez, Sammani Perera, Katy Shay, Keith Tuma, Elizabeth Weeks, Billy Simms, Maria Auxiliadora Alvarez, Amy Accognio, and TaraShea Nesbit.

The food banks benefiting were Oxford Community Choice Pantry, Cincinnati FreeStore Food Bank, and Serve City (Hamilton).

Donations via Pledge-a-Meal were also encouraged. This system allows one to donate a meal from a student’s meal plan or a student employee/staff/faculty member’s payroll deduction.

This event was sponsored by the Spring Street Reading Series, Creative Writing Program, and Oxmag at Miami University.

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By Kelsey Kimbler

For The Register-Herald