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APSU hosts 17th annual Bread and Words reading on Nov. 22


            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Every November, on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature hosts a benefit reading that not only celebrates the written word, but also raises public awareness of hunger in the local community.

            This year, the tradition continues with the 17th Annual Bread and Words reading on Nov. 22 in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom. The evening begins with a simple meal of soup and bread at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. reading of poetry and fiction by local writers. A donation of $5 for the Salvation Army 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. Jane Burney from Lovin’ Spoonful and Silke Tyler from Silke’s German Bakery will donate food for the event. Chuck Emery and Lloyd Nicely will provide music.

           Readers for this year’s event will be Laura McClister, Charles Booth, Ryan Boyd, Chase Davenport and Raven Jackson.

          For more information about the benefit, contact Susan Wallace in the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts by telephone at (931) 221-7031 or by email at


Photo cutline: (Front row) Laura McClister, Raven Jackson, (back row) Chase Davenport, Charles Booth and Ryan Boyd will all read during the Nov. 22 Bread and Words Benefit at APSU. (Photo by Rian Barger/APSU Public Relations and Marketing)