March 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Bear's Place
1316 E Third St

First Sunday Prose Reading & Open Mic


Bear’s Place
1316 E 3rd St

With guest readers Kalynn Brower, Lisa Kwong, and Shana Ritter


(Parking in back and also free in the Jordan Lot if there’s not a special event)

Come early to sign up for Open Mic!

Kalynn Brower is a multi-media storyteller and educator. Her YA series chronicling the Bosque Family Adventures to Blue Grannus and Green Terra is a delight.  As is the show she’s currently hosting on WFHB, Eco Report.  She’s an eco-warrior and a feminist, the producer of the wonderful Stardust and Moonbeams. And a smart, witty presence in public school classrooms, where she shares her passion and her work.



Lisa Kwong is an AppalAsian writer in the Midwest, where she currently teaches courses in Asian American Studies and English at Indiana University. Her poems and essays are forthcoming or have appeared in A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Best New Poets 2014, the minnesota review, Banango Street, Pluck!, and other journals. Her honors include poetry scholarships and fellowships from Indiana University, The Frost Place, and Sundress Academy for the Arts, where she was the 2017 Appalachian Writer-in-Residence. Lisa will be the keynote speaker at the 17th annual Vietnamese Interacting As One (VIA-1) Conference, hosted by the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations-Midwest at IU on March 22-24. She will debut a preliminary version of her keynote at this reading.


Shana Ritter’s  poetry and short stories have appeared in Lilith, Fifth Wednesday, Georgetown Review and others. Her chapbook, Stairs of Separation, is available from Finishing Line Press. Her new novel set in Spain in 1492 will be released this month.  Shana has been a recipient of the Indiana Individual Artist Grant multiple times.

First Sunday Prose Reading & Open Mic
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