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Riverfront Readings with Tasha Haas, Gregg Ventello, Susan Carman

May 12, 2023 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

Friday, May 12th, 8:00 PM
The Writers Place
Nonprofit Village
31 W. 31st Street, Kansas City MO 64108

Please join us for our May 12th reading featuring Tasha Haas, Gregg Ventello, and Susan Carman.

Tasha HaasTasha Haas teaches creative writing, children’s literature, and composition at Kansas City Kansas Community College. She received an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Bowling Green State University in 1998, and a B.A. in English and French from Fort Hays State University in 1992 and studied French for one year at the University of Nice in France. In 2004, she was awarded the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award in Fiction. Her first book, a collection of short fiction titled Certain Dawn, Inevitable Dawn, was published in 2010 by Woodley Press. Her second collection of fiction, The Garden of Earthly Delights, was published in 2020. Her stories have recently appeared in Web Conjunctions, Coal City Review, Flint Hills Review, South Dakota Review, and Stickman Review. She is also an artist and musician. Her music, art, and recent writing can be found at tashahaas.com.


Gregg Primo VentelloGregg Primo Ventello’s essays have appeared in the Paterson Literary Review, Hotel Amerika, Chicago Quarterly Review, New Letters, the Carolina Quarterly, as well as in newspapers such as the Kansas City Star, the St Louis Post-Dispatch, the Baltimore Sun, and the Japan Times. His work has been twice recognized as “Notable” in Robert Atwan’s Best American Essays, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In 2015, he received a Fulbright Grant to the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan where he taught American Studies, African American Literature, and a course on masculinities that compared the myth of the samurai against the myth of the cowboy. He teaches at Kansas City Kansas Community College.


Susan CarmanSusan Carman is a Pushcart Prize nominee and served as poetry editor for Kansas City Voices. Her poetry has appeared most recently in I-70 Review, Kansas City Voices, and the anthologies Curating Home, The Shining Years, and Dwell. Retired from non-profit management, she lives in Overland Park, Kansas, where she enjoys helping new immigrants to learn English.



Suggested donations: $5 non-members, $4 members, $3 students.

All suggested donations go to the artists.


May 12, 2023
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
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Riverfront Readings


The Writers Place | The Nonprofit Village
31 W. 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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