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TWP Reading Series

  • 17 Jan 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • The Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st ST, KCMO

The show will go on! Weather and street conditions are improving, and Jeffrey Thomson has flown in. Please come make him welcome and plan to attend his workshop on Saturday if you can!

TWP Reading Series featuring

Jeffrey Thomson, Patricia Cleary Miller, and Mark Scheel


Jeffrey Thomson is a poet, memoirist, translator, and editor, and the author of multiple books including: Half/Life: New and Selected Poems from Alice James Books in 2019, the memoir fragile, The Belfast Notebooks, The Complete Poems of Catullus, and the edited collection From the Fishouse. He has been an NEA Fellow, the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, and the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow at Brown University.  He is currently professor of creative writing at the University of Maine Farmington.


Patricia Cleary Miller's new collection of poetry, Can You Smell the Rain?, from UMKC's BkMk Press, presents confused and deluded characters who take themselves seriously as they yearn for love. Please do not mock them: they may be you. Patricia taught writing and literature at KU and UMKC before teaching for three decades at Rockhurst University, where she founded and edited the Rockhurst Review. Starting a Swan Dive, her first collection of poetry, published by UMKC's BkMk Press, won Rockhurst's Daniel S. Brenner Scholarly Achievement Award.

Mark Scheel has pursued a host of occupations from Red Cross assistant field director and English instructor to library information specialist and editor.  His writing has appeared in numerous periodicals and his book A Backward View: Stories and Poems was the 1998 J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award recipient.  His blog appeared on the Scriggler website, and in 2015 sixty of his postings were collected in the book The Pebble: Life, Love, Politics and Geezer Wisdom.  The recently released And Eve Said Yes: Seven Stories and a Novella is his 5th book.

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