Writers Catherine Anderson and Catherine Browder will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series.
CATHERINE ANDERSON'S third poetry collection, Women with a Gambling Mania, appeared in 2014 with Mayapple Press and was named as one of the Kansas City Star’s top 100 books of the year. She is the author of The Work of Hands (Perugia Press) and In the Mother Tongue (Alice James Books). Poems and essays have appeared in the Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, the Midwest Quarterly, Imagination & Place, The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine, The New Virginia Review, and many others. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Gary Gildner Poetry Award offered by the I-70 Review, and in 2010, she won the Crab Orchard Review’s Richard Peterson Poetry Prize. For two decades she lived in Boston where she edited a community newspaper and taught English. She now lives in Kansas City where she has been working with the region’s refugee communities for over eleven years.
CATHERINE BROWDER is the author of several books of short fiction: Now We Can All Go Home: Three Novellas In Homage to Chekhov; Secret Lives; The Clay That Breathes; The Heart, a feuillet; and Café Deux Mondes, an audio book and E-Book from Ploughshares Solo (as a Kindle Single). She has held fiction fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Missouri Arts Council, and her award-winning stories have appeared in Kansas Quarterly, Nimrod, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Kansas City Noir, and elsewhere. A playwright and actress who grew up in the Midwest, she has lived in England, Japan, and Taiwan. Her plays have been produced regionally, at the HotInk! New Play Festival in the NYC, and most recently at the 2014 KC Fringe Festival. She studied at the University of Michigan, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, taught ESL here and abroad; creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and served as the instructor/facilitator for The Memory Project, at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. She is an advisory editor for New Letters Magazine, where her book reviews often appear. She lives in Kansas City, Mo., with her husband.