First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic
Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
The featured readers are: Wendy Teller and Anya Peterson Royce
Come early to sign up for Open Mic!
Wendy Teller, a retired systems and software engineer, writes fiction, memoir, and history. Her stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Naperville Sun, and Rivulets. Her story Dusting the Towels received the Richard Eastman Prose Award. Wendy’s debut novel, Becoming Mia, takes place in the 1960s in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Berkeley, California. Her work in progress, The Sorrows of Sex, takes place in Hungary in 1905. She’s made important discoveries researching this novel, including several books by her grandfather – all in Hungarian – how to use Google translate, and a kissing cousin. Wendy lives on a cliff in the woods near Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband.
Anya Peterson Royce is Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology and Comparative Literature at Indiana University. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick, from which she received an Honorary Doctorate. Her research and publications focus on the arts and humanities, especially the performing arts. Her performing career in the Russian ballet underpins much of her scholarship of the dance. She is equally well-known for her long-term work with the Isthmus Zapotec of Juchitán, Mexico, most recently on the role of artists mentoring the next generations and promoting the arts to global audiences. In addition to her scholarly writing, she is also a poet, a writer of blogs, a biographer/gatherer of people’s stories, and a writer of historical fiction.