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HUNTINGTON - The monthly Writers Can Read event will be held at Empire Books and News at Pullman Square at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

Come out to hear regional authors Brandon Kirk of Lincoln County and Dianna Pishner Walker of Clarksburg read from their latest works.

After their featured readings, local writers are invited to share a 10-15 minute piece of a completed work or work in progress with the audience. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Kirk, a Marshall University graduate, is best known for his book, "Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy" (Pelican, 2014). A descendant of feudists from Lincoln County, Kirk is an enthusiast of Appalachian feuds, Southern violence, timber history, and traditional Appalachian music.

Pishner Walker, who is employed by the Marion County Board of Education as a "Fast ForWord" computer aide at East Dale Elementary School, is the author of a couple of books. Her first book was "I Don't Want To Sit In The Front Row Anymore," a memoir after the loss of both of her parents within seven months of each other.

A presenter at the Author's Forum during the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, she has a new book "Spaghetti and Meatballs: Growing up Italian."

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