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Reading for Writers: Guest Post by Leah Merrill

I CAME, I READ, I CONQUERED: READING FOR WRITERS There are two kinds of people in the world: those who enjoyed literature class, and those who despised it with the kind of hatred usually reserved for evil dictators and traffic jams. Both these kinds of people become writers. And if you’re a writer, you’ve probably heard that becoming a better… Read more »

Regional Writing (Guest Blog Post by Leah Merrill)

NOW, WHERE ARE YOU FROM?: CRAFTING PITCH PERFECT REGIONAL WRITING Southern Gothic, rural noir, hello-to-all-that city stories. Every area of the United States has a distinct flavor and a genre all its own. You can learn the tropes by reading the genre, and decide on the narrative structures that best fit your story, but how do you capture the sound… Read more »

Kansas City Voices Fundraiser

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Join the Kansas City Voices editorial staff for a night of fun, friends, and stories. Our editors will be reading some of their own work to help raise money for the 14th issue of Kansas City Voices! Listen as our poetry editors Jan Rog, Alan Robert Proctor, and Mary Silwance weave webs of words that leave you captivated. Hear what our copy editor Ken Buch has been… Read more »