Marshall University Sets Benefit for Food Bank

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two authors with West Virginia ties will deliver readings at Marshall University this week to benefit the Facing Hunger Foodbank.

The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Smith Hall. The university said in a news release that a donation of two or three nonperishable food items is suggested for admission.

The authors are Jordan Farmer, a West Virginia native and recipient of a master’s degree from Marshall, and Rajia Hassib, who lives in Charleston and also holds a master’s from Marshall. Farmer is author of “The Pallbearer” and the forthcoming “The Poison Flood.” Hassib has written “In the Language of Miracles” and “A Pure Heart.”

The event is sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts.