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KCKCC Professor to Participate in Riverfront Readings

Kelly Rogge
Public Information Supervisor
krogge@kckcc.edu
Monday, March 06, 2017
A Kansas City Kansas Community College Professor will be among the readers in the Writer’s Place monthly series – Riverfront Readings.

A Kansas City Kansas Community College Professor will be among the readers in the Writer’s Place monthly series – Riverfront Readings.

Tom Weis, professor of English, will be one of two readers at the March 10 event. The second reader is 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D. Philip Miller and Don Blevins started the Riverfront Readings series in 1986, and readers are selected by a committee. Readings are at 8 p.m. the second Friday of the month at The Writer’s Place, 3607 Pennsylvania in Kansas City, Mo. Admission is free.

“It's an honor,” Weis said of being selected to participate. “I enjoy reading at the Writer's Place where I am surrounded by a thoughtful and supportive audience. The Writer's Place is the best venue in the city for poets and fiction writers to present their work.”

Weis teaches Composition I and II and American Literature in the Honors Program at KCKCC. He has a bachelor of arts from the Evergreen State College and a master of arts in English from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He has done several public readings over the past 20 years and his original poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous publications. This will be his second time as a reader in the Riverfront Readings.

Mirriam-Goldberg is the author of 19 books including “The Divorce Girl.” She is the founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, where she also teachers.

For more information on Riverfront Readings, visit http://www.riverfrontreadings.com/welcome/. For more information on The Writers Place, visit https://mary-bunten.squarespace.com/.

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