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Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community

Category Archives: Writers

Desolate Country Poetry Anthology

I was recently published in a literary collection called Desolate Country: We the Poets, United, Against Trump published by 39 West Press and Art Uprising. It was a fast response to the immediate … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Resident Check-In: Jen Harris

What is your artistic medium? Spoken Word Poetry / Writing. What do you hope to explore in your art during your time at Charlotte Street?   I am exploring playwriting, … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rear View Mirror 2016, pt 2 – by Kevin King

The second post of my (delayed) look back at 2016. In October, Whim produced the 2nd annual LGBTQ+ short play festival, Alphabet Soup: Stories from Queer Voices. I curated the … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rear View Mirror 2016, pt 1 – by Kevin King

2016 was an extremely busy year for me. I was involved in 8 different theatrical productions. I directed for a couple; wrote some pieces; and I surprised myself by actually … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Endnotes

Let’s be brief. My term at Charlotte Street – after two years as a writer-in-residence – is at an end. And I am very much going to miss this place. … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

KC Fringe Fest: Meter, Beat, Feat

Poetry is awesome. Music is awesome. Dance is awesome. Put all three of those creative forms together and you’ve got a Magic Triangle of PoMuDa! The KC Fringe Fest is … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Kansas City Poetry Throwdown 2016

If you’re in and about Midtown, KC this weekend, make plans to drop by Prospero’s Books at 39th and Bell. You will likely catch some great poetry by poets from … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Six Months in the Studio (aka Six Months of Sonnets…About Your Mom)

  Time continues to pass so quickly I still get butterflies in my belly. Best not to dwell on it. Best to listen to Hank Williams while watching the sun … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the Third – Edda-fied Upon a Mountaintop

For an introduction to this series: https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/writers-in-a-room-not-writing/ Other posts in this series: https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/writers-in-a-room-not-writing-interpreted-by-jason-preu-part-the-1st-the-love-of-the-useless/ https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/writers-in-a-room-not-writing-interpreted-by-jason-preu-part-the-sevence-pro-rems-in-tram-fictions/ https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/on-tape/ ——————————————————————– Lucas asks us,                       “How do you keep from sucking?” Jason brings up                      imposter syndrome; That feeling … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

On Tape

Perhaps you’re uninformed or perhaps you’re already hip to this series of blog posts, but here’s the idea: the four of us Charlotte Street folks who are here for writing or writing-adjacent projects got together one January Thursday to discuss… well, it wasn’t exactly clear in advance, but the thought was we’d talk about writing or writing-adjacent topics.

February 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the Sevence – Pro REMs In Tram Fictions

For an introduction to this series: https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/writers-in-a-room-not-writing/ Other posts in the series: https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/writers-in-a-room-not-writing-interpreted-by-jason-preu-part-the-1st-the-love-of-the-useless/ ———————————————————————– The further we move past the actual, real, physical meatspace event that was this conversation – … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the 1st – The Love of the Useless

CHARACTERS Lucas Wetzel, second-year resident, Herringbone shoes Danny Volin , second-year resident, sharp eye, wry smile Jason Preu, first-year resident, nostrils of doom Matt Hodap, first-year resident, beard of joy … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writers In a Room Not Writing

On January 14th, 2016 the 3 CSF writers-in-residence (Lucas Wetzel, Danny Volin, and Jason Preu) and CSF podcaster-in-residence (Matt Hodap, also a writer) sat down for a chat about writing and … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Projects, impressions & typewriter pedestals

“What’s a writer need a studio for anyhow?” asked my grand-uncle Fritz after I told him about my acceptance to the Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency program. In my day, … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

For August First Fridays make sure to check out:

Will Meier’s solo show: PIX at The Writers Place. – An extension of the work presented a few months ago at Open Studios and a counterpoint to the work in the … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Will Meier: what the hell has he been up to?

any of you who follow my arts-writing blog may have noticed that there hasn’t been much activity on there over the last month or two. it’s true, I haven’t been … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Open Studios Fri April 25 & Sat April 26

JOIN US! 2014 Open Studios Weekend is FRIDAY April 25, 6-10p + SATURDAY April 26, 12-3! Event Details Friday, April 25, 6pm-10pm Saturday, April 26, 12pm-3pm Paragraph Gallery/23 E 12th … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Parade Route” March 22, 7:30 as part of “Time and Memory” at Paragraph

Featuring acting, performance and accompanying music, Parade Route is the story of two friends born on the same day, in the same Kansas hospital, and their route to coming out, … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Few New Writings

Hey UCP Blog readers, Just wanted to let you know of a couple of things I’ve started and wrapped up since the new year began. The first is a review … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

How To Share the Gospel with Someone You Can’t Stand

A day of sitting with the soon-to-be-dismantled Mr. Weekend (the towering centerpiece of We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay, which leaves La Esquina Dec. 20.) reminded me of a day, … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

it’s official

I finally got my writing off of my viz art site and into its new home on tumblr. Much more mobile friendly, legible, kewl, etc. Check it out! Should have … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

on launching

http://kcaipainting.tumblr.com/tagged/will-meier Just thought that I would make this more publicly accessible… It’s an interview with myself (and also one each with my co-residents Zac Miley and Carolina Aranibar-Fernanadez on the … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

First Major Writing Project: completed!

Hot off the laptop of Will Meier: During my UCP intro artist presentation some of you may remember me mentioning my first major project of the residency concerning the artwork … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Will Meier

“Some people insist that all we think we know about our world is constructed. Others say that everything
exists as an extension of a natural order that is comprehensible only in fragments.”

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kent Szlauderbach

“The privilege to call myself a writer is only as meaningful as the service I can provide as one. Before I am a writer in the vague, artistic sense of … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

David Wayne Reed

“I write because I love to listen. I perform so I know that I’m not alone. Growing up on a farm in Louisburg, Kansas without formal creative outlets for my … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Melina Neet

“I think without writing I would feel completely useless.” Sam Shepard, who said those words, as well as wrote some of American Theatre’s best plays of the past 30-odd years, … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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