March 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bear's Place
1316 E Third St.

First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic

Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington

First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic

Presented by the Writers Guild


The featured readers are:   Zilia Balkansky-Selles and  Joan Hawkins


Come early to sign up for Open Mic!



Zilia Balkansky-Sellés is a Bloomington-based writer, and occasional dancer and actor. She earned a master’s in information science degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in folkloristics from  the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. She has worked as an academic advisor for the Groups Scholars Program at Indiana University and currently works as the Extracurricular Coordinator for the Hutton Honors College at Indiana University. Her poetry has appeared in Comparative Woman, from Louisiana State University. She has written for Wild Swan Theater, which produces plays for Michigan schools and libraries.



Joan Hawkins is the Chair of the Writers Guild and an Associate Professor in Cinema and Media Studies at Indiana University.

She works mainly in creative memoir and Spoken Word; her creative work has appeared in Sand, Avalanches in Poetry, n+1,and Performing Arts Journal. Her most recent book, a critical anthology on the writer William S. Burroughs, has been nominated for an Indiana Author Award and a Modern Language Association Award.

First Sunday Prose Reading & Open Mic
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