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Barbara will be a featured reader at Uncloistered Poetry Live on

Saturday, July 8 at 4pm at The Attic on Adams, 1701 Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio.

Celebrate summer with spoken word and poetry performances featuring Melanie Dusseau-Ray, Barbara Marie Minney, and Live Hightower. Bring your best for our open mic! Anything goes... poetry, music, literary whatnot. Hosted by Lucas County Poet Laureate, Jonie McIntire. Special thanks to The Attic On Adams and the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo for their ongoing support of literary artists.

Barbara Marie Minney is a transgender woman, award-winning poet, writer, speaker, and quiet activist. She is a retired attorney and a seventh generation Appalachian. Now based in Tallmadge, Ohio, her first collection of poetry entitled “If There’s No Heaven” was the winner of the 2020 Poetry Is Life Book Award and the Akron Beacon Journal Best Northeast Ohio Books 2020. It is available through this website at Barbara is also the author of the "Poetic Memoir Chapbook Challenge." Follow her at

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