LGBT Celebration with hosts Wayne Courtois, Aaron Hill, and Jeremiah Kauffman
Please Note - This event begins at 6:30pm.
Featured readers are Andrea Brookhart, Wayne Courtois,Charles Ferruzza, and Kelly Barth with an Open Mic following
Admission at the door: $3 members/$5 nonmembers.
Kelly Barth was a fiction fellow in the University of Montana’s creative writing program and has received fellowships from the Missouri Arts Council and the Kansas Arts Commission. Her work has been published in anthologies and literary journals, most recently Parcel. Her memoir, Searching for Imaginary Jesus, was published in 2012 by Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her wife, landscape painter, Lisa Grossman.
Andrea Brookhart has been playing with images and words all her life. Drawing and painting, photography, writing poetry, and animating videos are all parts of her body of work. While earning a BFA in Painting at the University of Kansas, she studied primarily with Roger Shimomura. Landscape and cityscapes were her primary subjects. Upon graduating, she was awarded the Lockwood Scholarship for excellence in painting. Andrea continues working as an artist and has shown at various venues, including Edition One Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, MO. Her works are in private collections around the US.
Wayne Courtois is author of the award-winning memoir A Report from Winter, the literary novel Tales My Body Told Me, and the gay erotic novels My Name Is Rand and In the Time of Solution 9. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Hibernation and Other Poems by Gay Bards, and Assaracus (poetry) and Jonathan (fiction) from Sibling Rivalry Press. “Sometimes I write poems about me and my husband, since nobody else is.”
Charles Ferruzza was born and raised in Indianapolis, Ind. He is a graduate of both Butler University (Journalism) and the National Bartending School (Exotic Cocktails). He ran away from home many times during his youth, only to be returned against his will. Finally, in 1984, he ran away to Kansas City and has been here ever since. He is the former features editor of the Sun Newspapers a former staff writer at The Pitch. He has written for many publications and can be heard on the radio on KCUR-FM and KKFI-FM. In his spare time, he contemplates writing a novel, but bakes something instead.