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The Crystal Field Open Mic Reading (Theme: Dreams

  • 20 May 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • The Writers Place, 31 W 31st ST KCMO 64108

The Crystal Field Scholarship Open Mic Reading

The Writers Place Reading Series presents annual Crystal Field Scholarship Reading.  Theme for the year is “Dreams.”   

The annual Crystal Field Scholarship Reading is a themed Open Mic event.  The theme for 2022 is “Dreams.”  All donations collected for the evening help support the Crystal Field Scholarship for a creative writing student at UMKC.  What makes this scholarship different is that all of the donations come from writers supporting potential writers.  Those who cannot attend can still give a donation.

All participants must sign up before the reading as participation is limited to fit a time frame.  Participants may read one poem or short fiction or nonfiction piece under five minutes on the theme.

Crystal MacLean Field was an area poet, workshop leader, and teacher.  She published The Good Woman and My Sister’s Leather Bag.  She began a Communiversity writing group that met once a month for twenty years, and she helped establish the Kansas City Writing Series (later the Simpson House Reading Series.  She died unexpectedly of a heart attack.  This scholarship honors her community contributions, and many of the readers have participated for most if not all of the years.    

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31 W. 31st ST, Kansas City MO 64108

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