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Kendra DeColo (poetry)

Kendra DeColo is the author of Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Third Man Books’ Language Lessons, Vol. I, Southern Indiana Review, The Collagist, CALYX, Muzzle Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Millay Colony. She is the founding poetry editor of Nashville Review and a Book Review Editor at Muzzle Magazine.  This Spring she will be a guest professor at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Bloomington Writing Project meets every Tuesday from 3:30pm-6:30pm at Boxcar Books in the meeting space and offers free writing consultation for writers of all levels. 

The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project now meets at 118 S. Rogers Suite #2

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Book and monetary donations should still be dropped off at Boxcar Books.

Mondays: 7-9pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project (during school year)

Tuesdays: 7-10pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project (Community Night)

Wednesdays: 3-6pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project

Thursdays 7-10pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project

Sundays 2-5pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project