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OUS writers event to feature children’s writer, journalist

WSAZ news anchor Susan Nicholas to speak

Ohio University Southern will feature WSAZ Newschannel 3 News Anchor Susan Nicholas at its Visiting Writers Series on Thursday at the Ironton campus.

Nicholas is a broadcast journalist and writer of the children’s book, “Are You a Good Stranger?”

Each month this fall, Ohio Southern has featured a visiting writer as a way to engage the campus and community through reading and literature.

“We want to provide experiences for our students, faculty and staff to learn more about the world through the words of regional writers,” said OUS dean Nicole Pennington.

Nicholas has enjoyed writing since she was a child and has made it her career, becoming a broadcast journalist. She has worked for more than 30 years as a news reporter and anchor, starting out in radio and then moving to television.

Nicholas enjoys writing stories and poetry for children in her free time. She often visits schools in the area to share her passion for writing. She’s been recognized with the People’s Choice  Award at the annual West Virginia Writer’s Conference.

In addition to her book, “Are You a Good Stranger?,” Nicholas has also contributed feature articles to Huntington Quarterly Magazine. She resides in Huntington, West Virginia.

The Visiting Writer Series event is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday, in the Student Resource Commons Success Center, second floor of the Collins Center. The campus is located at 1804 Liberty Avenue, Ironton, Ohio.

There is no cost to attend and the event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Justin Fleming at 740-533-4622.