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Annual Bread and Words Benefit helps to raise hunger awareness

The Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature will host the 13th annual Bread and Words Benefit, to raise public awareness of hunger in the local community.

The event will start at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. A meal of soup and bread will be served at this time, followed by a 7 p.m. reading. A donation of $5 for the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen and food pantry is requested at the door.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature will host the 13th annual Bread and Words Benefit, to raise public awareness of hunger in the local community.

The event will start at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. A meal of soup and bread will be served at this time, followed by a 7 p.m. reading. A donation of $5 for the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen and food pantry is requested at the door.

Members and friends of the APSU Department of Languages and Literature interested in preparing pots of soup and loaves of bread may drop off those items shortly before 6 p.m. on the evening of the benefit.

“In years past, we have had 100 people or more attend and have raised in the vicinity of $600. All proceeds from this year's benefit reading will go to the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen and food pantry in Clarksville,” said Susan Wallace, managing editor of Zone 3.

Students and faculty in the creative writing program who will be reading this year are Amy Wright, Amanda Campbell, Jared Combs, Joey Grisham, William Sinclair and Cati Montgomery. Guitarist Chuck Emery and harmonica player Jeremy Crouse will provide music.

For more information about the benefit, contact Wallace by telephone at (931) 221-7031 or by e-mail at wallacess@apsu.edu. -- Jessica Baird