June 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Wednesday Spoken Word Series  virtual version rescheduled

First Weds Spoken Word Series

virtual version rescheduled

featuring poets
Juliana Ramos Crespo, Joseph Kerschbaum, Jill Kelly Koren,
with music by The Dugan Duo

JILL KELLY KOREN is the author of THOUGH THE WORD IS A LIE (Dos Madres Press, 2020), THE WORK OF THE BODY (Dos Madres Press, 2015), and While the Water Rises Around Us (Finishing Line, 2011). She is the recipient of an Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant and emcees poetry nights
at Village Lights Bookstore. She teaches poetry, literature, and writing at Ivy Tech Community College, where she was awarded the 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction. She lives with her family in Madison, Indiana.

JULIANA CRESPO’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in North American Review, Literary Orphans, Flash Fiction Magazine, Mothers Always Write, Mud City Journal, Ruminate, Fiction Southeast, and OTV. She is an English teacher at a high school in Bloomington, Indiana, where she also lives with
her family.

JOSEPH KERSCHBAUM is a poet and spoken word artist based in Bloomington, Indiana. He has published 7 books of poetry (and his 8th book is forthcoming in 2020) and two spoken word albums. Joseph has performed at numerous venues around the country. He has been a featured performer at festivals
such as the Bucktown Arts Fest, the Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts, as well as Heartland Incantations, a reading series that celebrates Hoosier poets. He has been the captain of the Bloomington Poetry Slam and competed in the Midwest Poetry Slam League.
Joseph was 1/4 of the bombastic touring group, The Reservoir Dogwoods. The Reservoir Dogwoods is a collective of 4 Hoosier poets who tour the Midwest extensively. And they happen to be some of Joseph’s favorite people. Joseph has been awarded the Greer Foundation
Fellowship for Creative Writing from the Bloomington Area Arts Council for completion of his book Dead Stars Have No Graves. Joseph has also been awarded an Individual Artistic Grant from The Indiana Arts Commission and The National Endowment for the Arts.

THE DUGAN DUO, an acoustic folk duo from Madison IN, are Jill Kelly Koren and Paul Kelly.


First Wednesday Spoken Word Series virtual version rescheduled
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