First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic
Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
The featured readers are: Claire Arbogast, Nancy Hiller, Winnie Lyon
Morgenstern’s 849 S Auto Mall Road
Come early to sign up for Open Mic!
Claire Arbogast writes memoir, fiction, and essay. She is the author of Leave the Dogs at Home, published by Indiana University Press in 2015 (winner of the 2016 AAUP Public and Secondary School Library Selection and called an “excellent choice” by the Library Journal). She is working on a novel, Open Defiance. www.clairearbogast.com
Nancy Hiller is a furniture maker and writer. She trained as a furniture maker in England in 1980 and has spent the majority of her career in that field. After earning a masters degree in religious studies at Indiana University Bloomington, she began to write for publication. Her essays and articles have been published in national periodicals including old house journal, American bungalow, and fine woodworking. She has authored several books, most recently Shop Tails, and is one of 16 women and woman-identifying woodworkers profiled in the newly-released “Joinery, Joists and Gender,” by Deirdre Visser, a history of women in woodworking that includes select profiles.
Winnie Lyon wrote her first story on the back of her spelling homework in fifth grade. Since then, she’s been trying to tell stories that make people smile, and hopes to keep doing it forever. Born and raised in Cincinnati, she’s bridging the gap between college and the real world, waiting to land somewhere vibrant and exciting.
The Writers Guild at Bloomington is committed to fostering diversity, and welcomes members regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and ability.