Wednesday June 13, 2018 ARTSPEAK RADIO
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Beth Partin, Waco Porter, Claire Verbeck, Chell Navarro, and Godfrey Riddle.
Beth Partin likes to travel, watch birds, and recycle everything in sight. She grew up in Kansas City and lived in DC and Colorado until 2015. Since 2011 she’s traveled along the West and East Coasts of the United States and to Australia, New Zealand, and several countries in Asia, living in more apartments and hotels than she can count. She’s published both fiction and poetry, including an experimental novella titled Microgravity, but in the last decade has focused on blogging and writing poetry. Her poems have appeared in Tinywords, Fringe,The Bakery, Many Mountains Moving, and Potomac Review.
Waco Porter has lived in the Kansas City area for 20 years. Born in Galveston, Texas, he served in the military and traveled widely. He now proudly calls KC home. Porter recently published his first book of poetry, Total Eclipse. He also enjoys writing short stories, working out, and hanging out with his wife, three daughters, and family dog. He serves as board vice president of Jump Start Art KC. He’s also in school, pursuing a new career in the field of physical therapy.
Claire Verbeck is a poet, but she’s had a lot of other unusual jobs, including telescope operator, male beauty pageant host, and RA of the Japanese corridor in college. (She does not speak Japanese.) Her work has appeared in Rookie, Whispering Prairie Press, and Linden Avenue. Her first poetry collection, Caesura, was published in 2016 as a senior thesis at Wellesley College. Claire is currently a production intern on KCUR’s Up To Date, and a board member at Jump Start Art KC. She lives in Kansas City, but you can find her on the Internet at claireverbeck.com.
Chell Navarro Program Coordinator with The Writers Place- The Writers Place is partnering with The Kansas City Irish Center for the 24th annual reading of Ulysses. Come be part of this global celebration. Irish Fare and imbibements will fuel the all-day reading.
Saturday 8AM – 3PM The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Ave. KCMO 64111
Godfrey Riddle Vice President of External Affairs for Rightfully Sewn- Rightfully Sewn will lay a path to a contemporary version of Kansas City’s 20th-century golden era of garment design and manufacturing.
Rightfully Sewn will provide seamstress training for at-risk women so they can thrive in a specialized workforce that will reestablish Kansas City as an epicenter of garment manufacturing, while at the same time, propel Kansas City fashion designers to market so they can supply the burgeoning demand for affordable, high-quality, American-produced garments.
Rightfully Sewn 1800 Wyandotte St. Suite 204 KCMO