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September 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spoken Word Stage Series
Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
TWO WAYS TO EXPERIENCE:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or msg the Writers Guild on facebook and we will send you the ZOOM link
watch LIVE on the Writers Guild at Bloomington page
WEDNESDAY, SEP 2
poets Karen George, Hiromi Yoshida, and Brooke Nicole Plummer
with music by Julian Douglas
Sponsored in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, Bloomington Arts Commission, and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association – Indiana
KAREN GEORGE is author of five chapbooks, and two poetry collections from Dos Madres Press: Swim Your Way Back (2014) and A Map and One Year (2018). Her work has appeared in Adirondack Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, South Dakota Review, Naugatuck River Review, and Tipton Poetry Journal. She reviews poetry at Poetry Matters: http://readwritepoetry.blogspot.com/, and is co-founder and fiction editor of the online journal, Waypoints: http://www.waypointsmag.com/. Visit her website at: https://karenlgeorge.blogspot.com/.
HIROMI YOSHIDA, one of Bloomington’s finest and most outspoken poets, was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize. Her poems have been published in The Indianapolis Review, The Asian American Literary Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Evergreen Review, and The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society. She is the author of Joyce & Jung: The “Four Stages of Eroticism” in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and the chapbook Icarus Burning.
BROOKE NICOLE PLUMMER is a writer and musician from the Midwest region. Her first full-length collection of poems, “Flyover, Compiled Nothings”, was self- published in November of 2018. As a performance artist, she goes by “The Rotten Fruit”.
JULIAN DOUGLAS is a percussionist, composer of contemporary world music, and a founding member of the world percussion ensemble Rhythm Quest. Julian’s influences include musical traditions from Europe, the African diaspora, Asia, and the Middle East, but his focus has been on the creation of new music that seeks to honor the brilliance and beauty of the world’s traditions while pursuing opportunities for creativity and innovation.
First Wednesday Spoken Word Series virtual version