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Festival Committee Members


Jeff Buchanan
Professor and Chair of English

Angela Messenger
Writing Center Director

Gary Salvner
Festival Co-Chair Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of English


Tiffany Anderson
Assistant Professor of English
Stacy Graber
Assistant Professor of English
Kevin Ball
Associate Provost
Carol Hart
Teacher/Librarian, retired
Terry Benton
Assistant Professor of English
Melanie Loew
English Festival Coordinator
Nikki Ericksen
MFAC in Creative Writing
Richard Williams
Instructor of English
Julia Gergits
Professor of English



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Advisory Board Members

Eileen Bacha
Cardinal Mooney High School (retired)
Patricia Ann Rush
Mercy Health Youngstown (retired)
Cindy Beach
Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
Meg Silver
Columbiana High School
Nancy Beeghly
Community Representative
Lindsay Sinkovich
Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools
Michelle Best
Austintown Middle School
Stephen Sniderman
YSU, Professor (retired)
Susan Conner
Chaney High School (retired)
Jennifer Walker
Youngstown City Schools
Lori Faust
Warren Trumbull County Public Library
Christa Welch
Sharon High School
Joy Huber
Cardinal Mooney High School
Amy Zell
Hubbard Public Library
Jesse McClain
Boardman Center Middle School (retired)


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