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Plum City Reading Series: Athena Dixon, Chris Bachelder & Jennifer Habel

Plum City Reading Series is Literary Cleveland's soon-to-be regular reading series bringing the country's most interesting and groundbreaking authors to Cleveland.  Plum City aims to highlight the work of independent publishers while thoughtfully curating celebratory evenings of literature and community.

Join us for our first event featuring Athena Dixon, author of The Loneliness Files (Tin House, Edited by Hanif Abdurraqib), and Chris Bachelder & Jennifer Habel, authors of Dayswork (W.W. Norton).

This first Plum City Reading Series event will take place Monday October 9th at 7 pm at Loganberry Books (13015 Larchmere in Cleveland), to be immediately followed by an afterparty at the Literary Cleveland Offices (13002 Larchmere). 

NOTE: In keeping with our mission, to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, the registration fee for this event is "Pay What You Can." We believe every writer, reader, storyteller, and literary enthusiast who wants to attend a Literary Cleveland event should be able to have that experience. "Pay What You Can" registration allows comfortable, affordable participation for everyone. We have suggested fees—you can pay one of them, or pay what you can. Your participation is the priority for us. 


Athena Dixon
is a poet, essayist, and editor. Her work is included in the anthology The BreakBeat Poets Vol.2: Black Girl Magic and her craft work appears in Getting to the Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction. Athena is an alumna of VONA, Callaloo, and Tin House and has received a prose fellowship from The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Athena now resides in Philadelphia.

Chris Bachelder is the author of four novels, including The Throwback Special, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Terry Southern Prize for Humor. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jennifer Habel is the author of the poetry collections Good Reason and The Book of Jane, which won the Iowa Poetry Prize. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Details: Plum City Reading Series takes place Monday, October 9 at 7:00PM at Loganberry Books (13015 Larchmere Blvd) with an afterparty to follow at Literary Cleveland Offices (13002 Larchmere Blvd).

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