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renga cover rough 'dark'2013 Readings for To the Stars Through Difficulties: A Kansas Renga in 150 Voices

Read an excellent review of this book in The Wichita Eagle

JANUARY 21 – Wichita: Watermark Books and Cafe, 7-8:30, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67218. (Organizer: Roy Beckemeyer at royjbeckemeyer@cox.net) Readers: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Roy Beckemeyer, Pat Beckemeyer, Olive Sullivan, Victoria Sherry, Diane Wahto, Lydia Lowe, William Sheldon

JANUARY 25 – Lawrence: Final Friday Art Party, Hobbs Taylor Building, 5:30-7 p.m., 718 New Hampshire, north entrance. Lawrence. (organizer: Denise Low deniselow9@gmail.com). First part of a regular art exhibit at a large space in downtown Lawrence. Free State Beer and Rudy’s pizza for sale at affordable prices. Raffle of book too! Readers: Denise Low, Shawn Pavey, Ronda Miller, Megan Kaminski, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, James Benger, Ben Cartwright, Nancy Hubble, Craig Salvay, Dixie Lubin, Wyatt Townley, Roderick Townley, Susan Kraus, Ken Lassman, Liz Black, Chris McKinney, Greg German, Jim McCrary, Al Ortolani, Christina Lux, Iris Wilkinson, Bill Hagman, Sandy Snook, Thomas Reynolds, Jeremy Johnson

FEBRUARY 1 – Kansas City: The Writers Place, 7 p.m. Kansas City, MO (organizer: Maryfrances Wagner – zinnia@planetkc.com). Readers: Maryfrances Wagner, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Shawn Pavey, Paul Goldman, James Benger, Lindsey Martin-Bowen, Olive Sullivan, Peg Nichols, H C Palmer, Callista Buchen, Iris Wilkinson, Donna Lynn Lash, Sally Jadlow, Ronda Miller, Greg Field, Sarah Smash, Thomas Reynolds, Ken Lassman, Chris McKinney, Mark Scheel, John Willison, Rhiannon Ross, Jose Faus, Jeremy Johnson, Miguel Morales, Tim Pettet

FEBRUARY 7 – Pittsburg: Russ Hall 409, Pittsburg State University, 8 p.m.. (organizer: lwashburn@pittstate.edu). Readers: Laura Lee Washburn, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Melissa Fite Johnson, Allison Berry, Jeremy Johnson, J. T. Knoll, Lori Baker Martin, Roland Sodowsky, Lorraine Achey, Stephen E. Meats, Ken Lassman, Olive Sullivan, Daniele Cunningham, Al Ortolani, Tayler Klein, Eric Dutton, Jo McDougall, Lara Ismert, Cody Shrum, Matt Groneman, Deb McGeorge, Larry Fleury, Chris Anderson, Rachel White.

FEBRUARY 8 – Independence: 7 p.m., Independence Community College. (organizer: Lori Baker Martin at lori.baker.martin@gmail.com). Readers: Lori Baker Martin, Shawn Pavey, Olive Sullivan, Laura Lee Washburn, Roland Sodowsky, Chris Anderson, Larry Fleury, Melissa Fite Johnson, and Lorraine Achey, Stephen E. Meats

MARCH 1 – Emporia: Emporia State University -7-9 p.m. PKP Room (lower 048) in the ESU Memorial Union(organizer: Kevin Rabas – krabas3@yahoo.com). Readers: Kevin Rabas, Denise Low, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Iris Wilkinson, Shawn Pavey, Cheryl Unruh, Roy Beckemeyer, Pat Beckemeyer, Tyler Sheldon, Bill Sheldon, Ken Lassman, Hazel Smith Hutchinson

MARCH 7 – Topeka: 4pm, Mabee Library, iRead lounge, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS. (organizer: Deborah Altus, deborah.altus@washburn.edu). Readers: Karen Barron, Tom Averill, Iris Wilkinson, Deborah Altus, Matt Porubsky,  Gail Sloan, Elizabeth Black, Thomas Reynolds, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

APRIL 4 – Hutchinson: 7-8:30 p.m., Justice Theater, Hutchinson Community College (organizer: Liz Black, Osher Institute – contact Caryn at KSpoetlaureate@gmail.com). Readers: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Bill Sheldon, Liz Black, Thomas Reynolds, Dan Pohl, Roy Beckemeyer, Pat Beckemeyer

APRIL 18 – Lawrence – CANCELLED

Train Depot in Downs

Train Depot in Downs

APRIL 20 — Downs 2 p.m. Downs, Train Depot in Downs (east off Morgan Avenue) (organizer: Lee Mick mick@nckcn.com) Readers: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Shawn Pavey, Ronda Miller, Lee Mick

April 20 — Beloit 5 p.m., Mitchell County Historical Society Legion Annex just 1/8 of a mile south othe the 24/14 highway intersection in Beloit. Readers: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Shawn Pavey, Ronda Miller, Lee Mick

APRIL 21 – Salina: 2:00 p.m. Ad Astra (organizer: Thea Nietfeld – okiethoreau@yahoo.com). Readers: Thea Nietfeld, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Shawn Pavey, Lydia Lowe, Ronda Miller, Lee Mick, Hazel Smith Hutchinson, Dan Pohl, Jackie Ash, Roy Beckemeyer, Pat Beckemeyer

MAY 7 – Manhattan: through the Osher Institute, 7–9 p.m., Meadowlark Hills Community Room 2121 Meadowlark Road, Manhattan (organizer: Liz Black, Osher Institute, contact KSpoetlaureate@gmail.com). Readers: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Shawn Pavey, Ken Lassman, Bill Karnowski, Hazel Smith Hutchinson, Craig Salvay, Dan Pohl, Michael Nelson

The renga book is a project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas program, one of the programs of the Kansas Humanities Council

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