Updated: Jun 18, 2021
Listen Live today at 6 PM CST as Poet T.L. Sanders and Polly Alice McCann are joined by Kevin Rabas, Poet Laureate of Kansas.
Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019) Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks. He has fourteen books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and on both coasts. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s and Liberal Arts & Sciences Awards for Research and Creativity, and he is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry.
Have a short story or poem you want a chance to share with the world? Enter it for a chance to be published in a Flying Ketchup collection. C-Note is a general celebration of the modern short story. Fast Forward is a call for both art and poetry with an unusual, creative prompt and ends at the end of this month.
Find out about why prompts are the word of the day with our author, Carole Lynn Jones. She joins Polly Alice McCann on this week's episode for a discussion on the Word of the Day "prompt." Writing prompts spur on creativity and can provide a direction for a day's creative efforts. Inspiration from all over the place prompts us to keep writing, creating, making art.
Carole Lynn Jones is the author of the Melody Shore Mysteries and several children’s books. Her book, THIS NEW JOB'S MURDER is coming out later this year. In it, you'll meet Melody Shore, a sassy calamity-prone millennial, cemetery assistant trying her best to send the dearly departed off to a “peaceful rest” in the small town of Pleasantview. Unfortunately, no matter how hard she tries she can’t seem to keep herself out of the crosshairs of murder. Come along as she buries her past, digs for clues, and unearths small-town secrets.
Carole says her writing process is like scrambling eggs. You crack open the case, expose the characters and then create a story that is satisfying. A little salt, pepper, and hot sauce are always necessary. When she isn’t putting her imagination to work writing cozy mysteries or picture books, she spends her days and sometimes nights formatting legal documents for a large law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Always a storyteller, when a friend invited her to a college writing workshop she discovered an outlet that turned a hobby to a passion. She enjoys biking the many bike trails of Western Pennsylvania and spending time at home allowing her cat Elvis to turn her lap into his favorite seat. Married to her high school sweetheart, she has two grown children and one spoiled cat. Find her online at www.carolelynnjones.com, @CaroleJonesy (Twitter), @carole_lynn_jones (Instagram).
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