Thank you to Gloria Vando as she honors her husband Bill Hickok’s memory. They co-founded The
Writers Place. Now she is
sponsoring a new reading series through TWP. Here is the press release: “TWP
is pleased to announce the inaugural event in the series honoring our late
co-founder, Bill Hickok. His legacy will continue with this public reading bythe 2015-2016 Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe
Herrera. Public reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a reading. The
event will be held at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.
There is no charge for the event, but registration is required. Read more
about Mr. Herrera at the Library of
Congress. . . . ‘Waking up is the biggest thing. I'm a political
poet - let us say a human poet, a poet that's concerned with the plight of
people who suffer. If words can be of assistance, then that's what I'm going to
use.’ -Juan Felipe Herrera.”
|Gloria Vando Hickok|
Special funding for the 2016 William H. Hickok Series has been provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Ramon Murguia, Kansas City Southern, Latino Writers Collective, UMKC, and Gloria Vando Hickok on behalf of the N.W. Dible Foundation.
Read a related article from KCUR: The Kansas City Public Library hosts An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera, Friday, May 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 64105.