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Festival Committee Members


Jeff Buchanan
Professor of English and Teacher Education

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
Laura Beadling
Assistant Professor of English
Melanie Loew
English Festival Coordinator
Terry Benton
Assistant Professor of English
Richard Williams
Instructor of English
Nikki Ericksen
MFAC in Creative Writing
Dennis Yommer
Instructor of English


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Advisory Board Members

Eileen Bacha
Cardinal Mooney High School (retired)
Rozanna Restle
Mahoning Valley Distributing Agency, Inc.
Cindy Beach
Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
Patricia Ann Rush
Mercy Health Youngstown (retired)
Nancy Beeghly
Community Representative
Meg Silver
Columbiana High School
Susan Conner
Chaney High School (retired)
Stephen Sniderman
YSU, Professor (retired)
Lori Faust
Warren Trumbull County Public Library
Christina Wagner
Program of Promise at Wilson High School
Jesse McClain
Boardman Center Middle School (retired)
Jennifer Walker
Warren City Schools
Amy Zell
Hubbard Public Library
Christa Welch
Sharon High School


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