Riverfront Readings featuring Annette Hope Billings and Elaine McMilian

Friday, February 9th
8:00 PM
The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO

Music by The Ukulele Fight Club

Annette Hope BillingsPoetry can express volumes of our lives with an economy of words. Annette Hope Billings is an African-American Kansas poet, playwright, actress and nurse, who now offers by sharing her poetry and prose. She has written two collections of poetry, one-act plays and numerous short stories. Her book of poems, A Net Full of Hope, garnered the Topeka, Kansas, 2015 ARTSConnect Arty Award for Literature. Annetteā€™s readers have dubbed her “the Maya of the Midwest,” a moniker she allows with all due humility and gratitude. Known for her performance delivery style, she has been received enthusiastically in many diverse venues. Her newly-released book, Descants for a Daughter, is a collection of affirmations/meditations and very timely. https://www.anetfullofhope.com/

Elaine McMilianElaine McMilian is a vocalist and writer from Independence, Missouri. She sang her first solo at age 5 and continues to perform a variety of musical genres as a solo artist and in various groups. She self-produced two albums of original songs, Insomnia and The Messenger. McMilian received a BA in English-Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She writes essays and poems, which can be found on her blog, Along the Way, and is working on a memoir. https://elainemcmilian.net/

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