Authors slated for First Wednesday reading

Authors Meg Johnson and Caryl Page will be featured at Lit Youngstown’s next First Wednesday reading.

Johnson, who lives in Iowa, is the author of “Inappropriate Sleepover” and “The Crimes of Clara Turlington.” Her poems have appeared in Hobart, Nashville Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Puritan, Sugar House Review and Verse Daily. Her nonfiction has appeared in BUST, Ms. Magazine, The Good Men Project, and Bustle.

Johnson is the editor of Dressing Room Poetry Journal.

Pagel is the author of “Twice Told” and “Experiments I Should Like Tried at My Own Death.” Her poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review and Devil’s Lake, among other journals, and she is at work on a collection of essays entitled “The Reality of the Unseen.”

She is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press, a poetry editor at jubilat and the director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

The program starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 34 N. Phelps St., Youngstown, and will be followed by an open mic emceed by Ron Book of The Rust Belt Poets & Writers of Warren. Admission is free, and the series is funded in part by the Nathalie & James Andrews Foundation.