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I am honored to be the featured reader at the re-launched Poetry in the Valley.

This event will take place on Tuesday, January 30th at the beautiful G.A.R. Hall, 1785 Main Street, Peninsula, Ohio, beginning at 6:30 PM. There will be an open mic following my featured reading.

Come on out to hear some of Northeast Ohio’s best poets!

Barbara Marie Minney is a transgender woman, award-winning poet, writer, speaker, teaching artist, guest reader/editor, 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 from the author or at Barbara is also the author of the "Poetic Memoir Chapbook Challenge," "Dance Naked with God," and "A Woman in Progress." Follow her at

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