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May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1316 E Third St
1316 E Third St
Writers Guild Spoken Word Series
Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
Featuring Jason Ammerman (poetry), David O’Nan (poetry), Hiromi Yoshida (poetry)
and music by Kyle Quass Quartet (conduction ensemble)
plus and open mic
$5 suggested donation
DAVID L O’NAN has been writing Poetry & Short Stories for over 16 years. He has read poetry in Evansville at Penny Lane Coffeehouse, Bill Sovern’s Tuesday Night Reading Series, the Bokeh Lounge, the Jungle on Main, among several other establishments & he has read on John Lennon, Charles Bukowski, & Sylvia Plath appreciation nights throughout Southern Indiana. He has 2 Poetry & Short Stories books out now available on Amazon “The Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers” (August 2018) and “All of Our Fears in Tunnels” (March 2019). He is beginning a new Poetry & Art Zine-book project called “the Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Digest” coming late Spring 2019, which is currently taking Submissions for Poetry, Art & Photography. Visit his site at www.Feversofthemind.wordpress.com for more details.
JASON AMMERMAN is a poet from Indianapolis, Indiana. He began writing poetry in high school during the late 80s at the urging of his English teacher after an assignment to write a poem. He began reading publicly in 1991 in downtown Indianapolis. He caught the bug to host and organize poetry readings during those early years of the 90s. He participated in local poetry slams and readings always longing to take his work on the road. He received the opportunity in 2000 when he attended and competed in the Dayton Poetry Slam for the first time. He has performed his work at the Green Mill Lounge at the Uptown Poetry Slam, the Bloomington Poetry Slam in Bloomington, Indiana and coached a slam team for the inaugural Midwest Poetry Slam League. He is the author of three collections of Poetry. All Grown Up (2006), Microphone or Bust! (2008) and Battle Scarred (2012). The most recent, Battle Scarred, is available through Chatterhouse Press. He released his first full length spoken word album, Revival, in 2018 through Perfect Mix Records. At present, Jason is beginning work on two new written collections and a new spoken word album. He lives in Indianapolis and has one son and a dog.
HIROMI YOSHIDA is a semi-finalist for the 2018 Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize, and a winner of Indiana University Writers’ Conference awards. Having earned a Master of Arts degree in English from Fordham University, and a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University Bloomington, she now teaches English as a New Language for the award-winning VITAL program at the Monroe County Public Library. In response to the 2016 presidential election outcome, she organized the Poets 4 Unity monthly reading series at Boxcar Books & Community Center to showcase Bloomington’s diverse voices and to build solidarity. Her poems have been published in literary magazines and journals that include Indiana Voice Journal, The Indianapolis Review, Flying Island, The Asian American Literary Review, and The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society. An active member of the Beat Generation and Daily Haiku Facebook Groups, her status updates are usually written in haiku form. Hiromi loves to contemplate the oddities of life, such as mismatched buttons, abandoned houses, and birdsong in thunderstorms.
KYLE QUASS QUARTET is Paul Kirk (guitar), Wenjun Wu (bass), Rocky Martin (drums), Kyle Quass (trumpet)
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