Tuesday evenings in April 7:30 p.m.
April 7, April 21, & April 28 MARTINELLI’S RESTAURANT
158 S. Santa Fe Ave (rear Banquet Room) Downtown Salina
Enter through the rear door of Martinelli’s, off Walnut Street.
Parking is available on Santa Fe or Walnut, and in the City
Parking Lot at 7 & Walnut. The venue opens for service at 6:00 p.m.
Come early & enjoy dinner & drinks in the banquet room
prior to the reading.( Service suspended during the reading )
April 14 WATSON GALLERY of the Stiefel Theatre
151 S. Santa Fe (Across from Martinelli’s)
A scheduling conflict requires a change of venue this evening.
Please enjoy dinner prior to the reading at Martinelli’s, then cross
the street to hear Eric McHenry. A cash beverage bar will be
open in the Watson Room prior to the reading.
$5.00 at the door
$3.50 students
Salina Public Library Joe McKenzie, Director
Salina Arts & Humanities Brad Anderson, Director
(a department of the City of Salina)
Tuesday 7 April ▪ BETH ANN FENNELLY
Beth Ann Fennelly directs the MFA Program at the University of Mississippi. Fennelly has published three full-length poetry books (Open
House, Tender Hooks, and Unmentionables) and a book of nonfiction (Great with Child) all with W. W. Norton. The Tilted World, the novel she
co-authored with her husband, Tom Franklin, was published in 2013 (HarperCollins). She’s won grants from the N.E.A., the MS Arts
Commission, and United States Artists. Her work has won a Pushcart Prize and three times been included in The Best American Poetry Series.
Fennelly writes essays on travel, culture, and design for Country Living, Southern Living, AFAR, Garden and Gun, The Oxford American, and
others. She lives in Oxford with her husband and their three children.
Tuesday 14 April ▪ ERIC McHENRY
Eric McHenry’s new book of poems, Odd Evening, will be published by Waywiser Press in 2016. His previous collections include Potscrubber
Lullabies, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in 2007, and Mommy Daddy Evan Sage, a children’s book illustrated by Nicholas Garland.
He also edited and introduced Peggy of the Flint Hills, a memoir by Zula Bennington Greene. His poems have appeared in The New Republic,
Yale Review, Cincinnati Review, Field, Orion, The Guardian (U.K.), Poetry Daily and Poetry Northwest, from whom he received the 2010
Theodore Roethke Prize. Since 2001, he has been a poetry critic for The New York Times Book Review. He lives in Lawrence with his wife and
two children and teaches Creative Writing at Washburn University.
Tuesday 21 April ▪ RAMONA McCALLUM
Ramona McCallum is half-way through her MFA program in Creative Writing and Media Studies at University of Missouri-Kansas City where
she is the Durwood Fellow in Poetry. Her first book of poetry, Still Life with Dirty Dishes was published by Woodley Press in 2012. McCallum
got her BA from Kansas State in 1999. Her poems have appeared in Organization and Environment, Zone 3, The Flint Hills Review and in Begin
Again: 150 Kansas Poems. Her poetry draws from her experiences as a mother wife, and member of the working class in a multitude of
environments. Ramona splits her time between Kansas City, MO and Garden City, KS.
Tuesday 28 April ▪ GLENN NORTH (Performance Poet)
Glenn North is a nationally recognized performance poet who currently serves as the Poet-in-Residence at the Black Archives of Mid-America.
North is a Cave Canem fellow, a Callaloo creative writing fellow, and recipient of the Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award. His
work has appeared in Caper Literary Journal, Platte Valley Review, Cave Canem Anthology XII, The African American Review, and The American
Studies Journal. A committed teacher as well as student, he has worked extensively with urban youth, including as director of the Urban
Transcendence Poetry Project and editor of Urban Transcendence Poetry Magazine. He studied English at Lincoln University in Jefferson City,
earned his BLS from Rockhurst University, and is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at UMKC. Tonight his performance includes
musical back-up by (in his words) “three of Kansas City’s finest . . . ”
Everett Freeman is a stellar jazz pianist who has received critical acclaim with his band, The Everett Freeman Trio and touring with jazz
legends such as Oleta Adams. Tyree Johnson, CEO of Groove 101 Productions, is a full-time KC musician, drumming for fourteen years.
DeAndre' Manning, KC bass guitarist, performs with the Jazz Disciples, Everett Freeman Trio, Book Of Gaia, Lee Langston & Prototype, Eddie
Moore & The Outer Circle, Pamela Baskin-Watson, and Stephanie Moore.
Suppose I said, “Honeysuckle,”
meaning stickysweet stamen,
the hidden core you taught me,
a city girl, to find. How I crave
the moment I coax it from calyx,
tongue under bulbed tip
of glistening stalk, like an altar boy
raising the salver under the blessed bread
the long Sundays of my girlhood,
suppose my tongue caught that mystery,
that single
swollen drop
The irony of metaphor:
you are closest to something
when naming what it’s not.
- Beth Ann Fennelly
from “The Impossibility of Language”
series DIRECTOR Ruth Moritz
poster design & PHOTOGRAPHY Ruth Moritz
poster PRINTING Arrow Printing
Salina Public Library 785.825.4624 ▪
Arts and Humanities 785.309.5770
Tony Dong, Martinelli’s Restaurant
Jane Gates, Stiefel Theatre
Lori Berezovsky, Salina Public Library
Paul Morgan, Flatlanz Studio & Sound
Salina Arts and Humanities
211 West Iron, PO Box 2181
Salina, Kansas 67402-2181
Non-Profit Org.
U.S. Postage
Salina,KS 67401
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