Ohio Southern Writers Series to feature West Virginia novelist

Published 12:47 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019

West Virginia novelist Andrea Fekete will be at Ohio University Southern’s Ironton campus today as part of the Ohio Southern Writers Series.

Fekete will have reading and discussion at 1 p.m. in the Success Center of the Student Resource Commons, located on the second floor of the Collins Center.

The Writers Series is open to the campus and community and is designed to promote interest in and dialogue around contemporary literature of various genres. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

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Fekete, a native West Virginian and granddaughter to Mexican and Hungarian immigrant coal miners, is the author of the historical fiction novel of the coal mine wars, called “Waters Run Wild,” which was published by Guest Room Press in 2018.

Fekete has one poetry chapbook, “I Held a Morning,” and has had her poetry and fiction works appear in such publications as Chiron Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Kentucky Review, The Montucky Review, The Smithville Journal, The Adirondack Review, ABZ, and in anthologies such as “Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction & Poetry from West Virginia.”

In 2016, Fekete was awarded a fellowship by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to attend the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. An excerpt from her newest unpublished novel, “Native Trees,” was a finalist in Still: The Journal’s 2019 fiction contest.

She earned her MFA in creative writing from West Virginia Wesleyan College and an MA in English from Marshall University. For over a decade, she has taught English and writing to college students. She co-edited the anthology, Feminine Rising, with Lara Lillibridge. (Cynren Press, 2019).

For more information about the Ohio Southern Writers Series, contact the Student Resource Commons at 740-533-4622.