October 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bears Place
1316 E 3rd St

Writers Guild Spoken Word Series

featuring former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf, Jon Koker – Author Page, Zilia Balkansky-Sellés
Music by Richard Layton
$5 suggested donation
There will also be an open mic.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to scheduling we’re starting a little later this time.
Former Indiana Poet Laureate NORBERT KRAPF was born in Jasper, Indiana in 1943 and has lived in Indianapolis since 2004. For 34 years he taught at Long Island University, where he directed the C.W. Post Poetry Center for 18 years. He has published twelve poetry collections, including The Return of Sunshine, about his Colombian-German American grandson, Somewhere in Southern Indiana, Blue-Eyed Grass: Poems of Germany, Bittersweet Along the Expressway: Poems of Long Island, Bloodroot: Indiana Poems, The Country I Come From, Looking for God’s Country, and Catholic Boy Blues, which he adapted into a play of the same title performed at the Indy Eleven Theatre of IndyFringe. His new book, Indiana Hill Country, is out now from Dos Madres Press.
JON KOKER is the author of Son and four other collections of poetry. He is also a musician and SON of his Heavenly Father, whose desire is to be a small spark in the darkest of nights for those who have lost their way. Jon Koker resides in Newburgh, Indiana.
ZILIA BALKANSKY-SELLÉS is a Bloomington-based writer, and occasional dancer and actor. She has a Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University and an M.I.S. from The University of Michigan. Zilia has written for Wild Swan Theater, which produces plays for Michigan schools and libraries. She does freelance work as an English language editor and developmental editor. She was one of the co-hosts for Eco Report on WFHB Community Radio. She works as an academic advisor for the Groups Scholars Program at Indiana University. Zilia also gardens and cares for her rescued animal family.
RICHARD LAYTON is a Californian, a songwriter, and a guitar player. He lives in Terre Haute, where he teaches at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. When not otherwise working or opening and closing doors for cats, he can often be found at a local coffee house, or anywhere else he can borrow a guitar, singing and rousing the rabble.
Spoken Word Series
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