The Writers Guild at Bloomington is an association of writers committed to mutual support and the professional development of their craft. Its mission is to foster interaction among writers as well as other artists, educators, and the Monroe County public, thereby enhancing the vibrancy of the arts and the writing community in the greater Bloomington area.

 

Events Calendar

Mar
3
Sun
First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic @ The Juniper Gallery
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic

Presented by

Writers Guild at Bloomington

In Honor of Women’s History Month

Featured Readers

Gladys DeVane

and

Beau Vallance

Sunday, March 3, 2024

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE AND TIME CHANGE

2pm to 3:30pm
The Juniper Gallery
615 W. Kirkwood Avenue

Come early to sign up for Open Mic!

 


Gladys DeVane—Professor Emerita, Indiana University—is a storyteller, actor, and writer. She has written four original plays, numerous one-person shows, and a book—Come Sit with Me: Life in Poetry, Prose, and Plays. Gladys is co-founder of Resilience Productions INC, a theatrical company that researches, writes, and produces plays—inspired by actual events—that tell the African American story.

Gladys DeVane’s book, Come Sit with Me: Life in Poetry, Prose, and Plays, will be available for sale. Cash and checks accepted.

Beau Vallance is retired from art-museum work and IU teacher education. Her writing lately has been for a summer newspaper in Michigan, the IU Emeriti House life-writing workshop, a year-long StoryWorth project, two pieces in The Ryder, very long emails to friends, and a draft of her own obituary. Her writing has gotten quite free-wheeling since she’s no longer writing for professional journals, but she had a huge resume of articles on such exciting topics as the hidden curriculum, curriculum theory, and museum education. It’s more fun now.

Mar
14
Thu
Second Thursday Spoken Word Series Reading and Open Mic @ BackSpace (In Bonne Fête)
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Second Thursday Spoken Word Series Reading and Open Mic

Presented by

Writers Guild at Bloomington

Special Evening to Honor

Patsy Rahn

The featured readers are:

Patsy Rahn and Alison Joseph

   Music by Silent Partner

Lightning round of poets:

James Dorr, Tonia Matthew, Eric Rensberger

Thursday March 14

6-8:30P.M.

BackSpace (In Bonne Fête)

112 W 6th St.

Come early to sign up for Open Mic!

Patsy Rahn’s poetry and prose have been published in various journals and anthologies. Her first book of poetry, The Grainy Wet Soul, was self-published in 2018. Book reviews and further information can be found at her author website: www.patsyrahn.com. The website provides recordings and videos of public readings as well as her sound works. In 2021 Patsy Rahn received the People’s Choice Award from the 5th Open Eurasion Literary Festival of Festivals “LIFT”. She continues to give public readings and has read for festivals, literary events, and with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. Patsy is a founding member and chair emeritus of the Writers Guild at Bloomington.

Patsy Rahn is also a Photographer. Her exhibit Multifarious is at the Backspace Gallery in Bloomington for the month of March 2024. The exhibit is accompanied by a Soundscape by Patsy Rahn and Pat Petro.

Allison Joseph is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University, where she teaches and directs the creative writing program. Her books include Confessions of a Barefaced Woman (Red Hen Press), winner of the Feathered Quill Book Award and nominated work for the NAACP Image Award in Poetry, and Lexicon (Red Hen Press), winner of the Poetry by the Sea Best Book Award of 2022. She was chosen Illinois Author of the Year for 2022 by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. Her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry Series, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Times. A graduate of Kenyon College and the MFA Program at Indiana University Bloomington, she is also the widow of the late poet, editor and literary critic Jon Tribble. She lives in Carbondale, Illinois.

Mary Luncsford, performing as Silent Partner, has been creating music since 2017. From garage gigs to bar performances, her eclectic style invites her audiences to join in moments of play and introspection. During the pandemic, she took a break from music but has recently found joy in returning to writing and performing. Sticking to the “three chords and the truth” model of songwriting, she strives to create authentic, unguarded songs that resonate with listeners. With a renewed commitment to her craft, Silent Partner continues to evolve as a vehicle for vulnerability and connection.

Mar
16
Sat
Writers Guild at Bloomington Business Meeting @ Monroe County Public Library - Downtown
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Writers Guild at Bloomington

Business Meeting

March 16th, 2024

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Monroe County Public Library – Downtown

Meeting Room 2A

Email to attend virtually contact@writersguildbloomington.com

Mar
21
Thu
World Poetry Day Marathon @ The Monroe
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Writers Guild at Bloomington

Presents

World Poetry Day Marathon

March 21, 2024 5:00 to 8:00 pm

The Monroe at 1150 Clarizz Blvd

At The Clubhouse

 

Writers Guild at Bloomington is hosting a mini-marathon for World Poetry Day at The Monroe!!

There will be refreshments and plenty of space for a good crowd.

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Waldron Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

Constellation Stage & Screen

presents

The Play That Goes Wrong

“The funniest play Broadway has ever seen” is coming to Bloomington! Constellation Stage & Screen presents The Play That Goes Wrong, on stage March 21-April 7 at the Waldron Auditorium.
Monty Python meets Noises Off in this slapstick farce! Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s comic gold that is sure to bring down the house.
For a detailed performance schedule, please visit our website. Learn more and find tickets at https://seeconstellation.org/mainstage/play-that-goes-wrong/
Apr
20
Sat
Writers Guild at Bloomington Business Meeting @ Monroe County Public Library - Downtown Room 2A
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Writers Guild at Bloomington

Business Meeting

April 20, 2024

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Monroe County Public Library – Downtown

Meeting Room 2A

Email to attend virtually at

contact@writersguildbloomington.com

Nov
2
Sat
Local Author Book Fair @ Monroe County History Center
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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