Eve Brackenbury owns Inklings Book Store in Blue Springs, complete with a coffee café. Her poetry reflects rural and urban landscapes. She has authored three books of poetry and will be reading from new material Tuesday evening.
Lindsey Martin-Bowen’s “Bonsai Tree Gone Awry” in her second poetry collection, Inside Virgil’s Garage (Chatter House Press 2013) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The collection was also a runner-up in the 2015 Kansas Authors Club Thomas Nelson Poetry Prize. McClatchy Newspapers named her first collection, Standing on the Edge of the World (Woodley Press) one of the Ten Top Poetry Books of 2008. Her third collection, Where Water Meets the Rock, is forthcoming this year. Paladin Contemporaries released three of her novels, the latest, Rapture Redux. Her poems have run in New Letters, I-70 Review, Thorny Locust, Bare Root Review, Rockhurst Review, Coal City Review, Flint Hills Review, seven anthologies, and other literary magazines. She taught at UMKC 18 years and teaches at MCC-Longview. Previously, she was a full-time newspaper reporter (The Louisville Times in Colorado, The Johnson County SUN) and magazine editor (Modern Jeweler Magazine, The National Paralegal Reporter). She holds MA and Juris Doctor degrees.
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.