Hiram College’s Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature will kick off the Reading the Rust Belt series on Wednesday, September 20. Reading the Rust Belt is a month-long series of events focused on Bonnie Jo Campbell’s story collection “American Salvage.” The kickoff will take place at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Hiram College Kennedy Center. 

The opening event will feature games and displays created by Hiram College students focused on overarching themes and the Rust Belt. The evening will also include a cookie table, a staple of many Rust Belt weddings and events. At 7 p.m., Phil Christman, author of “Midwest Futures,” will discuss “The Midwest: Past, Present, Future.” Those in attendance will receive a free copy of “American Salvage.” 

Additional events will take place across Portage County through October 30. All Reading the Rust Belt events are free and open to the public.  

Learn about the Reading the Rust Belt program.