Clancy Martin has published more than a dozen books and more than a hundred stories and essays in such places as Harper's, Lapham's Quarterly, The New York Times, Esquire, Details, McSweeney's, The Wall Street Journal, The London Review of Books, and many others. A Guggenheim fellow in fiction and contributing editor at Harper's and Vice, he teaches philosophy at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. His latest novel is Bad Sex.
Joe Benevento teaches creative writing, American literature and mystery fiction at Truman State University where he also serves as Director of Creative Writing. He is the author of eleven books of poetry and fiction, most recently, his second mystery novel, Saving St. Teresa, in his Cupelli Brothers mystery series, and a book of poems: Expecting Songbirds: Selected Poems 1983-2015, with the Purple Flag imprint of the Visual Artists Collective out of Chicago. His poems, stories, essays and reviews have appeared in about 300 different places, including Bilingual Review, Prairie Schooner, Poets & Writers and I-70 Review. He is the longtime co-editor of the Green Hills Literary Lantern.
Music by Linda Minson, Melanie Busse, Terry Weckbaugh, and Dan and Jenny Hollabaugh
The Riverfront Readings series of poetry and fiction readings was started in Kansas City, Missouri in 1986 by Philip Miller and Donn Blevins. In those days, the location actually was in the Riverfront area, in the Kansas City Artists Coalition space. Now they are held at The Writers Place and in other Kansas City area locations. More information here.