Friday, May 20, 2016

Juan Herrera to read at the KC Public Library May 27, 6-7:30 pm

Thank you to Gloria Vando as she honors her husband Bill Hickok’s memory. They co-founded The
Gloria Vando Hickok
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.”
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.