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Opening Night for Writers' Coffeehouse

Fourth Friday Writers’ Coffeehouse is an outreach of the Henderson Community College Literary Magazine. The event is open to the public. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening with talented writers, musicians, and artists.

The coffeehouse takes place 6 to 9 PM, Friday, March 29th, 2013, at Planters Coffeehouse on 130 N. Main St. in Henderson, KY. Live music is by Jarrek Stone. Open Mic is at 6:30. Guest speakers begin at 7 PM. More live music and an artist showcase at 8 PM. 

Opening night guest speakers are two talented authors: Jude Roy and Nathaniel Carroll.

Jude Roy was born and raised in Chatagnier, Louisiana. He attended college at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and studied writing under Ernest Gaines. He received his MFA from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where he studied writing under Richard Bausch and Alan Cheuse. His stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in The Southern Review, American Short Fiction, The Fiction Writer, The Southern Indiana Review, Zuzu's Petal Quarterly, Prism International, and National Public Radio among others. He is currently teaching writing at Madisonville Community College.

Nathaniel Carroll was born in Prestonsburg, Ky and has lived in Henderson pretty much his entire life. He started writing as a child, imitating Brian Jacques’ Redwall series, and currently finds inspiration through the works of David Sedaris, Carl Sagan, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins (among others). He covers a range of styles, from creative non-fiction, short fiction, and non-fiction essays, and self-publishes a majority of his work through various e-reading platforms. His e-collections can be found on both Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook. Nathaniel is an HCC alumnus and a two-time winner of the Literary Magazine’s fiction awards. He is currently a student at USI.

For more information, contact Lilia Joy at 270-831-9641 or Gavin Gaddis.