The ACE Writing Project hosts monthly author readings. Enjoy an evening of literary arts and learn about the talent hiding in our backyard! Following the featured reading, we’ll open the floor to anyone interested in sharing an original piece. Writers of all genres are welcome. Please keep your reading under 5 minutes.
Featured Reader: Lindsey Martin-Bowen
Pushcart and Pulitzer nominee Lindsey Martin-Bowen’s fourth poetry collection, Where Water Meets the Rock (39 West Press 2017) contains a poem named an Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s 85th Contest. Her third, CROSSING KANSAS with Jim Morrison won Kansas Authors Club’s 2017 “Looks Like a Million” Contest and was a finalist in the QuillsEdge Press 2015-2016 Contest. Her Inside Virgil’s Garage (Chatter House) was a runner-up in the 2015 Nelson Poetry Book Award and contains a poem nominated for a Pushcart Prize. McClatchy Newspapers named her Standing on the Edge of the World (Woodley Press) one of Ten Top Poetry Books of 2008.
Her poems have appeared in New Letters, I-70 Review, Thorny Locust, Flint Hills Review, Silver Birch Press, Amethyst Arsenic, Coal City Review, Phantom Drift, Ekphrastic Review (Egyptian Challenge), The Same, Tittynope Zine, Bare Root Review, Rockhurst Review, Black Bear Review, 15 anthologies, and other lit zines. Three of her seven novels have been published.
Poetry remains her way of singing.
She taught writing and literature at UMKC 18 years, MCC-Longview, and teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and other criminal justice classes for Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, Oregon.
Dates: Every 3rd Wednesday.
Facilitators: Nancy Knowles & Amelia Ettinger
Cost: Free Admission
Guest Reader Form: Click here to signup to be a guest reader.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please reach out and let us know. Thank you for your ongoing support.
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