This evening's event will feature Cherae Clark, Keven Rabas and Maija Devine.
Associate Professor Dr. Kevin Rabas (MFA, Goddard College; PhD, KU) co-directs the creative writing program at Emporia State and edits Flint Hills Review. He has four books: Bird’s Horn, Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner, Sonny Kenner’s Red Guitar, and Spider Face: stories. He also writes regularly for Jazz Ambassador Magazine (JAM). His work has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes, and Rabas is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.
Maija Rhee Devine is a Korean-born writer whose novel, "The Voices of Heaven", was a Finalist in the 2013 Best Book Awards by USA Book News. Maija writes fiction, poetry and non-fiction and her work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Boulevard, North American Review, Kenyon Review and others. She will read from her novel, as well as a poetry chapbook, "Long Walks on Short Days." She lives in Independence, MO.
Cheraé Clark is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas where she studied English and French. She's spending her newfound freedom writing and reading all the things she didn't have time to while in school. Her stories have been published in KU literary magazines, and she's presented her stories on masculine-of-center queers at KU’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. She was also a 2012 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow.