424 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Players Pub Spoken Word Series
Sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
$5 cover (added to your tab)
There will also be an open mic.
Featuring Jasper Wirtshafter, Nick Wort (South Bend), and Krista Cox (South Bend)
with music by Merrie Sloan
NICK WORT is a grad student at IU South Bend, and the winner of the 2017 Wolfson Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in Philosophical Idiot, Analecta, Twyckenham Notes, and Soft Cartel. Follow him on Twitter: @dollartreevegan
JASPER WIRTSHAFTER is a poet living in Bloomington Indiana. He performed with F Word Performers, a queer feminist art collective, for four years. His work has been published in Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Black Napkin Press and elsewhere.
For money, KRISTA COX is a paralegal. For joy, she’s an associate poetry editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection and Executive Director of Lit Literary Collective, a South Bend, Indiana-based nonprofit serving her local literary community. Her poetry has appeared in Columbia Journal, Rappahannock Review, The Humanist, and elsewhere. She’s on the internet at www.kristacox.me.
MERRIE SLOAN is a singer by nature and a poet by heart. She has a collection notes to herself in song, reflecting the seasons in her life, that help remind her of things she forgotten she has learned. The musical styles Merrie organically employs vary from folk ballads and county songs, to soulful searchers and playful rock crooners, diligently exploring the timelessness of love, death, mothering and celebration. Merrie has been gracing the stages of Bloomington now for 25 years.