National Park Service Photo of the Paul Laurence Dunbar house

Dunbar House to host literary reading

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DAYTON, Ohio—The Dunbar Literary Circle will present a reading from the anthology of contemporary Appalachian literature, Quarried: Three Decades of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, on Sunday, Nov. 8, in the historic Paul Laurence Dunbar House.

A project of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel has given voice to a wide range of Appalachian writers since the mid-1980s. Quarried is a collection of poetry, fiction and nonfiction spanning more than thirty years of literature from Appalachia’s 13-state sprawl.

Readers include Owen Cramer, Omope Carter Daboiku, Cathy Lentes, Mary Bach Loreaux, Heather Marshall and Roberta Schultz, and editors Richard Hague and Pauletta Hansel.

The event is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with house tours at 1 p.m. followed by light refreshments. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 5 to gregg_smith@nps.gov.

The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site is located at 219 West PL Dunbar Street, Dayton, Ohio. Please enter through the Visitor Center entrance on Edison Street (around the corner from the Dunbar House).

Tours of the home are free and available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3:30 p.m.). For more information, call (937) 224-7061.

Dunbar House to host literary reading
219 West PL Dunbar Street Dayton, OH 45402