Big Tent Reading: Karen Barron and Lesley Wheeler
Karen Barron writes fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction in the Kansas Flint Hills, which she imagines resemble the rolling interior and contours of the creative mind. Her work has been published in New Letters, The Bennington Review, The Little Balkans Review, terrain.org. among others, and in several anthologies, including Echoes from the Prairie, Kansas Notable book for 2014 and the upcoming Monster Bodies. She teaches writing & literature at Washburn University and has just completed Thirst, a novel.
Lesley Wheeler is a writer and artist in Lawrence, Kansas. Her photo-essay "A Little Hell of Its Own" won the 2013 Bone Bouquet Experimental Prose Contest, and other work has appeared in Omniverse, Forklift, Ohio, and ILK. She studied at the Pratt Institute, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and currently at KU. You can find her at home with her dogs.