Read Local

Oct 11, 2016

Nathan Louis Jackson is the playwright in residence at the KC Rep through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program grant. A Kansas City, Kansas native, he is a graduate of Washington High School. He is also an alum of Kansas State University and did his graduate work at The Juilliard School.

Local Writers
Oct 8, 2016

Everyone has a mother. Whether you’ve never met yours, know and hate her, love her with all your heart, or are one yourself, everyone has a mother.

Local Writers
Oct 8, 2016

Last month, we suggested you start thinking about NaNoWriMo and whether or not you should participate this year. What did you decide? If 2016 is not to be your NaNo year, maybe National Blog Posting Month is a manageable alternative.

Oct 6, 2016

Sean Demory, the brains behind Pine Float Press, was the first author I reached out to when we started Read Local. His original interview holds up just as well today as it did last year. He joins us again in preparation for our 2016 Writers Conference.

Oct 4, 2016

Gregg Luke's work as pharmacist prepares him well for writing medical thrillers. As he researches new drugs, "what if? reigns supreme." 99% of the science in his novels is real and he strives to make it "easy to understand to a lay audience yet have it remain complex enough to fascinate and add credence to plausibility."

Oct 1, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

Sep 24, 2016

Today’s prompt comes from Abigail Thomas’ delightful book, Thinking About Memoir. Those who have read A Three Dog Life will recognize Thomas' familiar charm as she weaves writing prompts through her personal narrative. For example:

Sep 15, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Sep 14, 2016

When John Bichelmeyer passed away in 2004, his daughter Mary Lucas started writing down the lessons she had learned from her father. Originally intended as a way to share her father’s advice with family and friends, interest was so great that Lucas sought out a publisher. She took some time to tell us a little bit about her journey to “accidental author.”