A Kansas City Reading Series


Saturday, October 5th, 7pm at Rag & Bone.
(1412 W. 12th St. KCMO 64101) FREE!

Anthony HURLBURT is a drag queen, interdisciplinary/performance artist, and writer currently living in Kansas City.  His work is a cross breed between a romance novel—with a main character that has multiple personalities and 80's sci-fi/horror.  Gender identity, family constructs, and a skewed autobiographical narrative also play a big role in his work.  His other interests include men, crocheting, cooking, eating, the art of drag, and movies.  He is currently working on an extensive narrative between himself, and two personas that he has created; his ex-wife Dahlia Antoinette and their daughter ANTHALIA.

Megan KAMINSKI is the author of Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012) and six chapbooks of poetry, most recently This Place (Dusie, 2013) and Gemology (Little Red Leaves Textile Series, 2012). She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where she teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas and curates the Taproom Poetry Series. For more information, visit her at http://www.megankaminski.com/

Lesley WHEELER is a writer and teacher living in KCMO. Originally from Massachusetts, she is an editor of Strange Cage and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. 


Saturday, September 21st, 7pm at Walnut Laundromat
(4241 Walnut St. KCMO 64111) FREE!

Mia ALVARADO is the author of Hey Folly (Dos Madres Press). She has work forthcoming in the Boston Review, and other recent stuff in The Point, Thermos and Jacket 2. She's working on a collection of lyric essays called Goodnight Goodnight Goodnight Good Morning and a post-apocalyptic novel set in Colorado, where she lives. She's a gardener, teacher, and ma, in the opposite order.

Nico ALVARADO was born in Basque country in 1971 and educated in Scotland, Switzerland, and Ohio. After achieving some renown as a telemark skier in the late 1980s, he spent many years writing Argentine soap operas. The author of many unpublished works of poetry and detective fiction, he lives in Montana and raises bighorn sheep.

Amelia MCKNIGHT has lived in and around Kansas City her entire life. She is currently a senior in painting at the Kansas City Art Institute. She collects books about animals and likes to go to the zoo.

(this reading is in partnership with Byproduct: The Laundromat)