On Friday, February 3rd, the First Friday Reading Series will present a fiction reading by J.D. Hibbitts and Scott Thomason at 7 p.m. at the Porch Coffee House & Café in Lake Charles. The reading series, co-sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, is held on the First Friday of each month at the Porch and is designed to promote local and regional poets and writers.
Hibbitts, originally from Southwest Virginia, is currently an MFA candidate in McNeese State University’s fiction program. After completing his service commitment to the United States Air Force, Hibbitts received his BA from Emory & Henry College in Virginia. His work has appeared in Sugar House Review, Ellipsis, and The Sierra Nevada Review, among others. Thomason is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and holds a BA and MA in American history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is also an MFA candidate at McNeese in fiction.
The Porch is located at 4710 Common Street in Lake Charles, and live music follows each reading. For more information about the reading series, contact the Arts Council at (337) 439-2787 or visit www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org.