Chapter 1. And So It Begins.
Join us for the inaugural event of the Price Hill Library's new monthly reading series. This month's featured readers are Jeff Suess and Sam Phillips. There will also be an open mic. All forms of writing (poetry, prose, etc.) are welcome.
Jeff Suess (http://jeffsuess.com/) is the author of Lost Cincinnati and Hidden History of Cincinnati and is the librarian of the Cincinnati Enquirer, where he keeps the newspaper archive and writes about Cincinnati history. He regularly does presentations on local history and leads discussions on graphic novels at the Mercantile Library and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Jeff also writes fiction and has had stories published by Pocket Books, Post Mortem Press and DC Comics. Jeff grew up in Modesto, California, and graduated from San Francisco State University. He lives in White Oak on Cincinnati's West Side with his wife, Kristin, and their daughter, Dashiell.
Samuel T. Phillips (samueltphillips.com) Born in Covington, Kentucky Samuel T. Phillips began writing at the young age of nine. By thirteen he became well aware of his talent and started writing full steam. Samuel was first published in an anthology of young Poets entitled Wellsprings in 2002. In 2003 he was awarded honorable mention through Cincinnati’s arts competition for Poetry in the Overture Awards. Attending Northern Kentucky University, he studied English Literature and Creative Writing, Irish, African, and African-American History and was privileged to study under Frank X. Walker. In 2009 Phillips graduated with his Bachelors in the Arts and has since been a prolific Writer and advocate of the Spoken Word in his community. Before moving to Denver, Colorado from 2012-2014 to complete his first non-fiction novel, Phillips was invited to speak at the 2012 TEDx Cincinnati presentation sharing the work, TAKE UP THE TASK. Samuel resides once more in his hometown, Covington, Kentucky, where he writes a novella on growing up as a skateboarder inside the midwest city life tucked away between the hills of Appalachia.
Words on Warsaw is a monthly reading series at the Price Hill Library (3215 Warsaw Ave.) featuring poets and authors from the Price Hill neighborhood and the Cincinnati region. Final Thursdays at 7 p.m.