William Trowbridge’s seventh poetry collection,Vanishing Point, was published by Red Hen Press in April, 2017. His graphic chapbook, Oldguy: Superhero, came out from Red Hen in 2016. His other collections are Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. He is a faculty mentor in the University of Nebraska Omaha Low-residency MFA in Writing Program and was Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2016. For more information, see his website at wiliamtrowbridge.net.
Jo McDougall’s most recent publications are the poetry collections The Undiscovered Room and In the Home of the Famous Dead: Collected Poems-- and also a memoir, Daddy’s Money. Her poems have appeared in American Life in Poetry, Georgia Review, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, New Letters, and others. She has received awards from The Porter Prize Literary Fund, The Academy of American Poets, and The DeWitt Wallace/Readers Digest fund. She has been inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame. She is glad to be back home in Kansas!
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.