Reading: Faus, Koromante, Medina, and Miller


José Faus is a Kansas City based writer and visual artist based. His writing appears in a variety of anthologies and journals including Primera Página: Poetry From the Latino Heartland, Scapegoat Press, Cuentos del Centro: Stories from the Latino Heartland, Scapegoat Press, Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers, Poets & Writers, Luces y Sombras Journal, Raritan. His chapbook This Town Like That was published by Spartan Press and his second book of poetry The Life and Times of Jose Calderon was published by 39 Street Press in 2017.




Joan Koromante currently lives in Topeka, KS where she works as a clinical social worker. She has been a featured poet at Skivvies and PT's in Topeka and at the Raven in Lawrence. She has appeared as an open-mic participant at Prospero's in Kansas City and has been a featured poet at the Poetry Throwdown in Kansas City since its inception. Joan is the author of two chapbooks "This Must Be Jazz" and "Musings in Feminine Blue. Joan just released a finished volume entitled "Murmurs from Beneath the Merry-go-Round, published by Spartan Press of Kansas City. Currently, she is working on a manuscript to be published by Asinimali Publications.










Huascar Edil Medina has lived artfully in Topeka, Kansas since 2001 as a writer/actor/singer/artist. He is a member of Topeka’s Speak Easy Poetry Group and the Red Tail Collective in Lawrence. His first published poem appeared in HomeWords: A Project of the Kansas Poet Laureate. His words can be found in Reverberated Echoes: A Kansas City Reader (Asinimali Publications), Prompts! : A spontaneous anthology by the poets of Poetic Underground (39 West Press), How to Hang the Moon (Spartan Press), Finding Zen in Cow Town: 30 Poems about Kansas City (Spartan Press) and Kansas Time & Place: An Anthology of Heartland Poetry (Little Balkans Press).







Ronda Miller is a life coach who works with clients who have lost someone to homicide. Miller is a graduate of the University of Kansas, a Fellow of The Citizen Journalism Academy, World Company, and a Certified Life Coach with IPEC (Institute of Professional Empowerment Coaching). She created poetic forms loku and ukol. Miller was Poetry Contest Manager for the Kansas Authors Club (2011-2014), District 2 president of Kansas Authors Club (2015 – 2017),  vice president of the club (2016 – 2017) and is the current state president (2018 - 2019).  When Miller isn’t coaching clients, volunteering time to Kansas Authors Club, or writing poetry, she is busy learning life skills from children with special needs. Miller’s books of poetry include Going Home: Poems from My Life, MoonStain (Meadowlark-Books - 2015) and WaterSigns (Meadowlark-Books - 2017). Miller has poetry in numerous hard copy and online anthologies, transformed into art, and in museums (including The Smithsonian Art Institute Archives). Miller co wrote the documentary The 150th Reride of The Pony Express (2010). 
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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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