Big Tent

Big Tent: Lisa M. Hase-Jackson & James Tadd Adcox

Lisa M. Hase-Jackson’s debut collection of poetry, Flint and Fire was selected for the 2019 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Series prize by Jericho Brown. She holds an MFA in poetry from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a MA in English from Kansas State University.

October Big Tent // Hedeman and Roitman and Wasserstein

Join us for a Big Tent reading featuring Jackie Hedeman, Judy Roitman, and Izzy Wasserstein. 


Jackie Hedeman is a Midwesterner and a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. She received her MFA from The Ohio State University. Jackie's nonfiction has appeared in Electric Literature, Autostraddle, The Best American Travel Writing 2017, The Offing, 1966, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter @JackieHedeman. 

Big Tent: Charlotte Seley, Max Sutton, Bogi Takács

The Raven's monthly Big Tent Series returns with a reading featuring Charlotte Seley, Max Sutton, and Bogi Takács!

Max Keith Sutton was born in 1937 and raised in Madison County, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and received his Ph. D. in English from Duke University. From 1964 to 2003 he taught English at the University of Kansas, specializing in Victorian literature with books on W. S. Gilbert, R. D. Blackmore, and T. E. Brown. His new book is Extraditing a Blue-Tailed Skink.

Big Tent Reading: Barth / Caine / Farkas / Lucero / Low

Big Tent curators Kelly Barth, Danny Caine, Andy Farkas, Mercedes Lucero, and Denise Low will read new work at the Raven.

Big Tent Reading: Jillian Dunlay, Sandra Marchetti, Maryfrances Wagner

Jillian Dunlay is a teen novelist and poet. She has published several poems, and has just recently completed her first novel, UntamedUntamed falls into the dystopian genre, and was released on April 25, 2017.  More at





Big Tent Reading: Hadara Bar-Nadav, Andy Farkas, and Louise Krug

Hadara Bar-Nadav’s most recent book of poetry is The New Nudity (Saturnalia Books, 2017). Her previous books include Lullaby (with Exit Sign) (Saturnalia Books, 2013), awarded the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; The Frame Called Ruin (New Issues, 2012), Runner Up for the Green Rose Prize; and A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight (Margie/Intuit House, 2007), awarded the Margi

Big Tent Reading: Pete Fey, Linda Rodriguez, and Bogi Takacs

 Pete was born in Manhattan, Kansas, raised in Omaha, Nebraska and now lives in Lawrence, where he is a student in the KU MFA program in Creative Writing. He has strong opinions but still miraculously finds God every time he is in an airplane. 











Big Tent Reading: Linda Rodriguez, Creed Shepard, and Candice Wuehle

Linda Rodriguez’s latest book of poetry is Dark Sister: Poems (Mammoth), based on teachings from her Cherokee grandmother. Her fourth Skeet Bannion novel, Every Family Doubt, will be published August 15, 2018. Her writing book, Plotting the Character-Driven Novel (Scapegoat Press), is based on her popular online workshop.

Big Tent Reading: Amber Brejcha Fraley, Andrea Hoag, and Joe Harrington

Amber Fraley has Kansas in her bones, silliness in her heart and fierce stubbornness in her brain. She has written hundreds of magazine articles and a collection of humorous essays. In the last few years, she has delved back into poetry. Poems from a Midlife Crisis is her first chapbook.