Will Leathem has been a force on the literary scene, as co-owner of Prospero’s Bookstore, founder of Spartan Press, and poet. Will’s poems, essays and short fiction have appeared in:  NPR, The Midwest Poetry Review and The Star. As Publisher of an award-winning house press, he has produced over 40 publications. Will helped organize the

Jeanette is savvy at writing and performing poetry, building-up the KC poetry community, making the Uptown Arts Bar a happening place, and creating her visual arts. In 2015 she had quite a year for she competed in the Women of the World Poetry Slam, was crowned Best Poet by The Pitch, co-created the Pop Poetry

Actor Mo Brings Plenty, Presents 11/5

Moses is a Hollywood film actor, musician, model, spokesperson and spiritual leader. He was a principal actor in the film ‘Cowboys and Aliens’, lead in a BBC production and has been in several regional theatre productions. Mo is a former member of the award-winning musical group Brule’ which he brought his rich Lakota language to

Dancer Maura Garcia, Presents 11/5

Dance artist Maura Garcia (Cherokee/ Mattamuskeet) empowers through movement by presenting contemporary Indigenous performance and working with people to dance their stories of community, strength and love. Originally from North Carolina, Maura brings her own mixed-blood southern story to all of her work. She has presented her powerful performances throughout North America, notably in Washington