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TWP Reading Series

  • 21 Feb 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • The Writers Place, 31 W. 31st ST, KCMO 64108

TWP Reading Series Featuring Penelope Cray, Angela Voras-Hills, Tina Hacker


Angela Voras-Hills grew up in Wisconsin and earned her MFA at University of Massachusetts-Boston. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Hayden's Ferry Review, Memorious, and New Ohio Review, among other journals and anthologies. She has received grants from The Sustainable Arts Foundation and Key West Literary Seminar, as well as a fellowship at Writers' Room of Boston. She lives with her family in Milwaukee, WI.

Penelope Cray was born in Australia and was naturalized as a US citizen on September 11, 2018. Her poems and short fiction have appeared in journals such as Harvard Review, New England Review, Bartleby Snopes, elimae, Pleaides, and American Letters & Commentary and in the anthology Please Do Not Remove (2014). She holds an MFA from The New School and has been a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. She lives with her family in northern Vermont, where she runs an editorial business.

Tina Hacker, a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, was a finalist in New Letters and George F. Wedge competitions and named Editor’s Choice in two literary journals. Her work has appeared in publications such as the San Pedro River Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and the I-70 Review.  Her full-length poetry book, Listening to Night Whistles, was published by Aldrich Press and her chapbook, Cutting It, by The Lives You Touch Publications.  In 2016 Tina was honored as a Muse for The Writers Place and, since 1976, has been poetry editor for Veterans’ Voices, a national magazine of veterans’ writing.

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