Writers Read happens on the last Thursday of most every month and has been happening in Ukiah since 1999. Events focus on poetry, spoken word, and stories, combining a reading by a featured author, then followed by an hour of open mic. This month Ukiah writer K.C. Kirkley takes the lectern for this month’s program focusing on prose fiction. Kirkley’s publications include the novella Ars Longa, Vita Brevis (Paragon Press), while his short stories have been published in The Los Angeles Review, The Portland Review, Chicago Literati, Upstreet Anthology, Sixfold, Zoetic Press, and others. His story "A Heap of Broken Images" won the MCWC Short Fiction Award, and his story “How to Read a Love Letter” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Suggested $5 donation.
Writers Read is sponsored in part by Poets & Writers, and by grants from the James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundation. Additional support provided by an anonymous local writer, Dan Barth, Michael Riedell, Bill “Jabez” Churchill, the Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah, the Grace Hudson Museum, and donations. For additional information about Writers Read, contact Michael Riedell at firstname.lastname@example.org.