ROBERT STEWART’s Poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Miramar, The Literary Review, I-70 Review and other magazines. Books include The Narrow Gate: Writing, Art & Values (essays, Serving House Books, 2014), Outside Language: Essays (Helicon Nine Editions, a finalist in the PEN Center USA Literary Awards, and winner of the Thorpe Menn Award), and a 2015 chapbook of poems, Chickenhood. He is editor of New Letters magazine and executive editor of New Letters on the Air, a nationally syndicated literary radio program and BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has won a National Magazine Award for editorial achievement from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
GREG FIELD is a writer, artist, and musician living in Independence, Missouri with his wife, poet Maryfrances Wagner. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies to include New letters and Chiron Review. His new book, from Mammoth Press, is Black Heart, which focuses on his Native American heritage. He is a co-editor of the I-70 Review. His paintings are in private collections all over the country. He plays drums for the improvisational jazz band River Cow Orchestra.
Thomas Zvi Wilson initiated this reading series in 2001. The Writers Place cosponsors this series with the Johnson County Central Resource Library. Mr. Wilson’s objective was to broaden outreach for The Writers Place and create an additional venue for poetry and prose writers to read. After Thomas’ health failed, his wife Jeanie Wilson, an emeritus board member and poetry and short story writer, curates this popular reading series in his memory. The readings take place at the newly remodeled Johnson County Central Resource Library from 6-8 p.m. located at 9875 W. 87th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. The readings are free and include light refreshments. Donations to The Writers Place are welcome. The contact number for questions is 913-826-4600.