Writer’s Ink Presents Reading at WWU

William Woods University’s creative writing club, Writer’s
Ink, will host a reading on Sept. 22. The event will be at 4:30 p.m. in
Woody’s, on the lower level of Tucker Dining Hall.

Justin Hamm of Mexico, Mo., will read some poems from his chapbook,
“Illinois, My Apologies,” as well as some poems he’s written since its
publication. Hamm is an English teacher at North Callaway High School,
The other presenter, Daren Dean of Columbia, Mo., is a former
adjunct professor at WWU who works for University Press. He will read from his
novel, “Mercury in Retrograde.”
Dr. Matthew Dube, assistant professor of English and Writer’s
Ink’s faculty sponsor, hopes that students will be able to identify with the
writing of these authors.
“Justin is very Midwestern in his writing, and Daren’s work
definitely has the flavor of the Southern gothic. I think elements of both
perspectives are really visible here and along the I-70 corridor, so I think
students might recognize some familiar landscapes and attitudes in their

Justin Hamm
Daren Dean