Kansas Wesleyan University will host “May Our Voices Ring True,” an event with Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas, on Dec. 2 at noon in Fitzpatrick Auditorium on campus. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which is available due to the support of Humanities Kansas.
The event’s noon start time allows for 30 minutes of open-mic time for the community. Guidelines on time limit and number of speakers will be enforced, after which Medina will begin his presentation. The complete event is scheduled to last until 1:30 p.m.
Medina is a poet, writer, and performer who lives in Topeka. He currently works as a freelance copywriter and as the Literary Editor for seveneightfive magazine publishing stories that spotlight literary and artistic events in Northeast Kansas. His poems can be found in his collection How to Hang the Moon published by Spartan Press. He is the winner of ARTSConnect’s 2018 Arty Award for Literary Art. His forthcoming book Un Mango Grows in Kansas will be released in 2019.
As Poet Laureate of Kansas, Medina promotes the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations, and discussions about poetry in communities across the state.
Additional funding for this program was provided by the Barton P. and Mary Davidson Cohen Charitable Trust.
For more information on the Poet Laureate’s appearance at KWU, please call 785-833-4365.
ADDITION: The KWU Shirwise Dining Hall will offer $1 off of lunch Dec. 2 for anyone attending the Poet Laureate talk that afternoon.