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TWP Reading Series

  • 20 Sep 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Writers Place, 31 W. 31st ST, Kansas City MO 64108

TWP Reading Series featuring Jennifer Wisner Kelly, Bridget Lowe, and Erin Adair-Hodges.

Admission at the door: $3/members, $5/nonmembers


Jennifer Wisner Kelly’s stories, essays, and book reviews have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Salamander, Greensboro Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Poets & Writers Magazine and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the Warren Wilson College, a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Chicago. Ms. Kelly was the book review editor for fiction and nonfiction titles at the Colorado Review from 2013-2018 and frequently reviews for them. She has received artist residencies from the Ucross Foundation, Jentel Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and was named a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference in 2016. Stone Skimmers received the 2018 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction from BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, selected by Stewart O'Nan. It is her first book.


Bridget Lowe is the author of 2 full-length poetry collections: My Second Work (forthcoming 2020) and At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky, both from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, Best American Poetry, and Parnassus, among other journals. She has been the recipient of the Emily Dickinson prize from the Poetry Society of America, a “Discovery”/Boston Review prize, a Bread Loaf Writers’ fellowship, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation fellowship to the MacDowell Colony. She is a native Kansas Citian.


Erin Adair-Hodges was born and raised in the Rio Grande valley of New Mexico. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona but quit writing poetry immediately afterward to pursue a career in minimum-wage cupcake making and multi-city adjuncting. After the birth of her son in 2011, she returned to writing poetry. That year, her first accepted poem won the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize from The Georgia Review. Since then, her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Boulevard, Crazyhorse, Green Mountains Review, Pleiades, The Sewanee Review and more. Her work has also won the Allen Tate award for best poem from The Sewanee Review, and she's been a Rona Jaffe-Bread Loaf scholar and Claudia Emerson-Sewanee scholar. Her first book, Let's All Die Happy, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Erin is currently a visiting professor at the University of Central Missouri where she is the poetry editor for Pleiades.  

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