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This Weekend Live Radio show with Dr. Alice Hixson, upcoming Workshop! Word of the Day, Backmatter

Voice Instructor, editor, and dialogue coach, Dr. Alice Hixson will be featured today on the Ketchupedia Poetry Radio at 6 PM CST.

Listen live to hear her discuss the Kansas City Art and Music Scene. All previous episodes can be found on Spreaker. Join us Aug 1st with Author LeAnne Bauman Litka!

A true bibliophile, Dr. Alice Hixson, has a passion and dedication that keeps us finding the best ways to promote books to new audiences. Dr. Hixson began her career in publishing in Minneapolis, MN then became a lifelong music educator whose resume includes dozens of productions of world music, American folk songs, and co-creating original opera with elementary school students. Her work won many grants for students in the arts. After working for the Department of Defense as an administrator of music and art education, she came home to find Kansas City rocking and rolling with arts and decided to jump in for the ride. She defines her job as “looking for cool and fabulous ways for the authors and artists to connect to their audience.” You may find her with a coffee cup in hand either out and about with extended family, attending an arts event, or staying at the home office to write, advise or edit projects with Flying Ketchup Press.

It's launched! What is Ketchupedia all about?

Our 14th podcast! Catch up with Writers one word at a time. Join Polly Alice McCann, Flying Ketchup Press, Kansas City, MO, and a host of international artists, poets, writers, and creatives as they each share one word that has accelerated their artistic journey. It's about words, and it's about us creatives catching up with each other and our art. Do you ever feel that all your responsibilities are bleeding you dry, leaving no room for creative work? Find out how to be more creative from editor, Polly Alice McCann and why she believes writers and artists still have room to share their creativity in more outlets than you might expect.


Our first Workshop! Please come! and share with other writers and authors!

Does the thought of having to promote your upcoming or newly-released book make you want to run, scream, or take a fast flight to Bogata, never to return? Would you rather scrub your grout, clean grime off your hubcaps, dust every baseboard in your house than face the prospect of figuring out how to do your own PR?

We’re going to change all of that. We’re going to streamline it, make it workable. In this course you will learn simple strategies to promote your book—strategies that are easy on the soul. Things that won’t consume your life or require you to be some kind of social media guru. Things you can do easily and with the skills you already have. All you need to make this work is willingness to try. That’s it.

JoAnneh Nagler is the author of three nonfiction books including Naked Marriage (Skyhorse Publishing); How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass (W.W. Norton); and The Debt-Free Spending Plan (Harper-Collins), two of which were Amazon Top-100 titles. Her books have been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, LiveStrong Magazine, and many more media outlets. Recently awarded the National League of PEN Women Achiever Award (2020), she wrote and directed the play Ruby and George in Love (Sonoma Arts Live Theatre Company), and composed two singer-songwriter albums, I Burn and Enraptured, available in all outlets. Her new short story collection Stay with Me, Wisconsin will be published in January 2022 by Coyote Point Press, and several stories have appeared in the literary journals New Haven Review, Glimmer Train, Mobius, and Gold Man Review. She is a founding member of The Pacific Coast Writer’s Collective and has just completed her first novel, Key West. Find more at

Flying Ketchup Press ® grassroots and artist-run, we are a trademarked small press in Kansas City using traditional and hybrid publishing formats established to develop new and diverse voices in poetry and short story. Our dream is to salvage lost treasure troves of written and illustrated work-- to create worlds of wonder and delight; to share stories.

Maybe yours.

Make friends with your inner editor. Just a dash.

You can find us at Home | Flying Ketchup Press

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