Uptown Arts Bar

On Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

At The Color Eater debut on August 12th, 2017 we did a mini question and answer session.  The crowd at the Uptown Arts Bar had a ton of fantastic questions, and we clearly didn’t have time for me to answer all of them. This post is dedicated to the questions ON WRITING. Check out my OFF WRITING post from October for insight in to my reading behavior and more.   How does writing create order for you? It’s the way …

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Off Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

At The Color Eater debut on August 12th, 2017 we did a mini question and answer session.  The crowd at the Uptown Arts Bar had a ton of fantastic questions, and we clearly didn’t have time for me to answer all of them. This post is dedicated to the questions OFF WRITING, check out my upcoming ON WRITING post for more insight to the writing side of my life. OFF WRITING What is the first book you fell in love …

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My Fifteen Minutes on Artspeak Radio

Maria Vasquez Boyd is the penultimate advocate for Kansas City creatives of all types.  Every Wednesday she assembles a cast of talented individuals for her KKFI radio show–Artspeak Radio. I was lucky enough to be Maria’s first guest on August 9th of 2017, and we had a great chat about: my inspiration for The Color Eater, the state of women writers in the SFF realm, 80s action movies (of course!), and she was kind enough to let me read my …

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See you at the Uptown Arts Bar for The Color Eater Debut

It’s almost here!  This Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.,  I’ll be at the Uptown Arts Bar sharing behind-the-scenes secrets on The Color Eater and reading from the manuscript. I’ve had loads of weird raffle prizes donated, and you can win any of them.  Even if you can’t make it to the event, you still have a chance to win: A character’s name in my next novel— The winner of this raffle will pick the name of a character …

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Tune in to Artspeak Radio 90.1 FM-KKFI at noon on Wed 8/9/17

Things are going gang-busters getting ready for this Saturday’s big event at the Uptown Arts Bar. They’re going so well Maria Vasquez Boyd asked me to join her on the radio to talk about my work! If you’re by a radio at noon CST this Wednesday 8/9/17 tune in to Artspeak Radio on 90.1 KKFI.  Maria and I will be talking about my latest writing adventures, and she always has a really good line up. You’ll hear from me as …

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KC Writes Interview-Jeanette Powers

I count myself very fortunate to have spent an hour with the indomitable Jeanette Powers for my latest KC Writes Interview. And, I think today, on the eve of her new book launch, is a great time for me to share the interview with you. Jeanette is one of the hardest working women I have ever met, and is the penultimate community builder and facilitator of performance, literary, and visual arts in Kansas City. Always engaging and incredibly intelligent check …

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It’s Almost Time!

A few months ago I told you about my first solo-speaking event. It’s almost here, and I hope you can join me!  On Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.,  I’ll be at the Uptown Arts Bar sharing behind-the-scenes secrets on The Color Eater and reading from the manuscript. And do you remember that story about the four obstacles to living your dream? I overcame obstacle three by making a down payment for the writers’ retreat. Well, to help offset …

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Meet WTF on Friday, January 13th @ The Uptown Arts Bar

I’m sure by now you know you’re invited to the WTF stories for your earballs reading on Friday the 13th from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at the Uptown Arts Bar. (3611 Broadway, Kansas City, MO)  I hope you can make it because I would like to see your face in real life. I realized some of my newer readers might not know what WTF is, though.  WTF is my weekly writing and critique group.  Let me introduce you to: Teresa Vratil …

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January 13, 2017- Meet me at the Uptown Arts Bar

One month from today I’ll be reading in the  WTF stories for your earballs show at the Uptown Arts Bar!  The WTF writers group hits the stage once again for a night of unexpected adventure, laughter, and fun as we read our latest work. Be hypnotized by Dawn Downey’s creative essays, mystified by Annie Raab’s magical realism, captivated by Teresa Vratil’s wit, laugh out loud at Dane Zeller’s dialogue, and just say WTF? when I read some of my flash fiction. …

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