Learn to Shoot

A Reading by Karen-Donley Hayes

Thursday, February 22 - 4:15 PM

Garrettsville resident Karen Donley-Hayes will read from her 2023 memoir Falling Off Horses and her forthcoming novel Shoalie’s Crow with a Q&A period to follow.

A focus in Karen’s writing has always been animals, particularly horses, with forays into the medical field. Her work has been anthologized in Chicken Soup for the Soul-My Cat’s Life and The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home. She was a Pushcart Prize nominee for “Hens on a Porch” from Blue Lyra Review as well as for “Under Cover” from The Quotable. In addition to numerous medical journals, her work has appeared in Dressage Today, Equus, Modern Horse Breeding, The Horse: Hunter & Sport Horse, The Chronicle of the Horse, Horse Illustrated, and The Saturday Evening Post online.

In addition to a B.A. (’86) and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (’06)—both from Hiram College—Karen has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Ashland University (’12), and multiple medical technician and medical research certifications. She has worked professionally as a writer, editor, and educator in the legal, medical, and higher education arenas. Since 2016, she has worked for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as an EKG tech, and since 2022, as a clinical research coordinator in the Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute.


Pritchard Room, Hiram College Library
Hiram, OH 44234
Event Type


Hiram College

Date / Time

Thursday, February 22, 2024
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM


Kathy Luschek