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Anthology of Women’s Stories Inspired By #METOO at Arts West Aug. 29


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ARTS/West is pleased to announce it will host Fearless: Women’s Journeys to Self-Empowerment, an anthology reading and open mic event on August 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m., curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. A brief reception will begin at 6 p.m. with music provided by Jeanie Thicken Creamer. Those who attend are invited to bring… Read More

Open Call For Submissions to ‘Essentially Athens’ Anthology Through March 25

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Athens’ Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour, has extended her call for submissions for Essentially Athens, an anthology that she is curating that will be made up of poems, stories, and songs that all illuminate various senses of place associated with Athens, OH and that will be published later this year. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Gunter-Seymour,… Read More

Kari Gunter-Seymour to Serve Second Term as Athens Poet Laureate


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The Athens Municipal Arts Commission and Athens City Council are pleased to announce that Kari Gunter-Seymour has accepted their invitation to serve a second term as Athens Poet Laureate. “We are so proud to have Kari continue as our Poet Laureate,” says Mayor Steve Patterson. Three times a pushcart nominee, Gunter-Seymour’s chapbook Serving was chosen… Read More

PHOTOS: The Dairy Barn Arts Center Hosts First Spoken and Heard Event

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Thursday, March 15 marked the first Spoken and Heard event at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, a series organized in part by Athens’ recently named poet laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. The first installment in the series featured reading by regional poet Deni Naffziger and Bexley-OH based poet Maggie Smith. The next Spoken and Heard event will… Read More