Category Archives: KC Voices

"Teresa of Avila" by Celia Smith–Guest Blogger

  Celia Smith is a graduate of the University of Madrid, Spain. She sketches from nature and people, and composes paintings that tell stories, or impart feelings or ideas. — You may find more info about artist Celia Smith at: You may see more of her art in Volume 9 of Kansas City Voices.  Order your copy today at… Read more »

"Christmastime in South Florida" by Ethan Denault–Guest Blogger

“I’ve always liked Christmas,” she said, hanging the last string of lights on the dying sago palm tree, “It’s the only holiday that makes a girl feel like a woman.” He had no idea what she meant. Overhead the sky was that south Florida blood-orange, the color it always was just before the sun fell beneath the horizon. He stood… Read more »

Hope to see you this Saturday at the Johnson County Library

Join us for the Kansas City Voices Volume 9 Literary Launch this Saturday Meet our cover artist Janet Satz, and listen to the writings of: Dawn Downey, Jack Kline, Priscilla Wilson,  & Jan Duncan-O’Neal We’ll be at the Johnson County KS Public Library-Main Branch (9875 W. 87th St, Overland Park, KS) from 1 pm – 3:30 pm. For the most… Read more »

Save the date for Kansas City Voices Volume 9 Launch-2 weeks from today

We’re so excited about this years edition of Kansas City Voices we’re doing two launches.  We hope to see you at one (or both) of the events. Kansas City Voices Art Launch featuring: Caleb Harman, Robert Chrisman, Anne Wickliffe, Mike Lyon,  and Celia Smith Sunday,  November 6, 2011 2 pm-4 pm KCMO Public Library-Plaza Branch 4801 Main Street, Kansas City,… Read more »

"Accident" by Ann Otto––Guest Blogger

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I’m sitting in the swing on my grandparents’ front porch on Bannister Road in south Kansas City. My toes tap against the concrete floor to push the swing back and forth as I sip sweet iced tea, count the cars that go by — 50 — 100 – 150 – and watch for the shiny black Mercury coupe that will… Read more »