Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Friday, August 13th, 7PM
The Warwick, 3927 Main St., Kansas City MO 64111
Presented by Vino & Verse, hosted by Silvia Kofler, in partnership with Riverfront Readings Series
Feature Readers: José Faus and Natasha Ria El-Scari
Social hour 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
8:15pm Open Mic to follow the reading. Readers can sign-up via email at email@example.com.
All attendees need to wear a mask to enter, in compliance with the city-wide indoor mask mandate. Recommended donation $5.
José Faus is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective. His work appears in the anthologies Primera Pagina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland, Cuentos del Centro: Stories from the Latino Heartland, Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers, Poets & Writers and forthcoming Working: In the black/In the red, Raritan, and Luces Y Sombras magazine. He is the 2011 winner of Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award.
Natasha Ria El-Scari is a poet, performer, writer, Cave Canem alum, Ragdale Residency recipient and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies, literary and online journals. In 2015 Natasha released her first book, Screaming Times (Spartan Press, 2015). Her second book, The Only Other (Main Street Rag, 2016) dives into the taboo voice of the other woman. In 2020, Natasha self-released I Say, T(He)y Say, a chapbook about a special decade in her maternal grandmother's life. In 2019 Natasha released her first self-published and non-fiction book in collaboration with her son entitled, Mama Sutra: Love and Lovemaking Advice to My Son.