Friday, August 5, 2011

Heat: Sunday 8/28, 5pm

It's almost time for the August incarnation of the Taproom Reading Series.  This month we are featuring a Lawrence Literary Sampler.  As usual, we will get things started with a open mic session; for this reading, bring your best heat-themed poetry. Then we will move on to our featured readers, all of whom will be responding to the prompt of the month: Heat.  So, join us for a celebration of the Lawrence writing community and the end of summer.

Darren Canady, Joseph Harrington, Kate Lorenz
and Denise Low
5pm Sunday August 28th

Darren Canady’s work has been seen at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the Alliance Theatre, the Quo Vadimus Arts’ ID America Festival, the Fremont Centre Theatre, Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre, and the BE Company. He was a 2006-7 fellow in the Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program, and is currently a member of Primary Stages’ Dorothy Strelsin New Writers Group. He is also a member of the Old Vic Theatre’s Old Vic New Voices Network, where he participated in the 2010 T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange. He currently teaches playwriting at the University of Kansas.

Joseph Harrington is the author of Things Come On: an amneoir (Wesleyan Univ. Press 2011), a Rumpus magazine Poetry Book Club selection; earth day suite (Beard of Bees 2010); and Poetry and the Public (Wesleyan 2002). His creative work also has appeared in Hotel Amerika, No Tell Motel, 1913, BathHouse, Otoliths, Fact-Simile, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others. He teaches at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Kate Lorenz is the editor of Parcel. Her work has been published in the Denver Quarterly and Everyday Genius, and by Blue Hour Press and Small Fires Press.

Denise Low, Kansas poet laureate 2007-2009, is AWP board president. Her latest book of poetry and prose won a Kansas Notable Book Award and was named one of the best 10 Native American books of 2010 by Circle of Minneapolis.