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  • The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)

Jenny Molberg’s debut collection of poetry, Marvels of the Invisible, won the 2014 Berkshire Prize (Tupelo Press, 2017). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, Copper Nickel, Boulevard, Redivider, Poetry International, the Orison Anthology, Best New Poets, and other publications. In 2017, she was the Mark Strand scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference. She teaches at the University of Central Missouri and is Co-editor of Pleiades. Find her online at

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Martin Zehr is a neuropsychologist with the Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. He earned a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis and is a graduate of the UMKC Law School. Aside from writings for academic journals and textbooks, he's published a scattering of poetry, short stories, articles, essays and book reviews, including locally for the Coal City Review, KC Voices and The Kansas City Star.  He is a two-time recipient of a Quarry Farm Fellowship from the Center for Mark Twain Studies.  The Desplazados, Zehr's first novel, was described by Kirkus Reviews as "A story of reawakening and self-acceptance, well worth the trip."

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Jocelyn Cullity’s English family lived in India for five generations. Based on a true story, her historical / literary novel, Amah and the Silk-winged Pigeons, highlights the lost history of the women who fought against the English in 19th-century India.

Earlier Event: January 16
Later Event: January 22
The Writers Place Open Mic Night