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Books Notes: April 8, 2012

By Staff reports

Fine-free week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- All Kanawha County Public Library locations will observe Fine Free Week Monday through April 15.

During this time, patrons may return overdue items to any library location and no fines will be assessed for the returned items. However, the $15 long-overdue fee for items more than 45 days past due will not be waived during Fine Free Week. Check with a staff member for more information.

'Poetry Aloud' at MSU

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Regional writer and former faculty member Ben Campbell returns to Mountain State University this week to headline the third annual "Poetry Aloud" reading sponsored by MSU's Appalachian Visions series.

The event will also feature the work of student writers affiliated with MSU's literary magazine, "Mountain Whispers," and its creative writing organization, the Scribblers Society. The reading begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the John W. Eye Conference Center on MSU's Beckley campus.

There is no charge for the public event.

Campbell's collection of stories, "A Welcome Walk Into the Dark," was published last September by Outskirts Press. A graduate of Marshall University, Campbell received a master of fine arts degree from Bowling Green State University. He teaches at New River Community College in Dublin, Va.

Copies of "A Welcome Walk Into the Dark" will be available for purchase and signing following the reading.


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