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Poet Laureate of Kansas to Present at Community Poetry Event

Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas
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MidAmerica Nazarene University will host “May Our Voices Ring True,” an event with Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas, March 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Bell Cultural Events Center on the university’s campus in Olathe. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas in partnership with Mabee Learning Commons at MNU.

Medina will present from 7-8 p.m. and will then be joined by local poets at 8 p.m. in a Community Poetry Reading. StörlingADP will also present a spoken-word dance. Intermission music will be provided by the MNU Jazz Combo. For more information contact Addison Lucchi at 913.971.3568 or

Huascar 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, Huascar promotes the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations, and discussions about poetry in communities across the state. 

Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, our pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with our partners and supporters, we inspire all Kansans to draw on history, literature, ethics, and culture to enrich their lives and serve the communities and state we all proudly call home. Visit 

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