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Thomas More Hosts 26th Annual Caden Blincoe Festival

Thomas More College hosts its 26th annual Caden Blincoe Outloud Festival on Sunday, February 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Find the free, public event in the Science Lecture Hall on campus in Crestview Hills. It features regional writers sharing their literature in a festive, interactive setting.

Featured regional authors include Affrilachian poet and novelist Crystal Wilkinson, University of Tennessee poet and playwright Linda Parsons, Weatherford Award winner and TMC writer-in-residence Richard Hague, award- winning novelist, poet and musician Michael Henson, Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel, and Tellico, a three-generation Appalachian family band.

Attendees may enjoy appetizers and visit the authors at book signing tables during and after the event.

A special table will also be designated for any local authors who wish to share their books.

This annual event honors the late Boone County Enquirer reporter and literacy advocate Caden Blincoe, who emphasized the importance of sharing great literature among all people, including those who may not read or have access to books.

“Our mission is one of cultural continuance and active engagement. Lifelong relationships with literature grow from dynamic personal interchanges—people from all corners experiencing camaraderie and friendship in the interest of the spoken and written word,” said Dr. Sherry Cook Stanforth, founder and director of TMC’s Creative Writing Vision Program.

-Staff report