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Conger Beasley Jr. Celebration

Presented by SqueezeBoxCity at Blue Bird Bistro, Kansas City MO

Aug 20 2017
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Celebrate the life and writing of Conger Beasley Jr. with brief readings of his work and complimentary food and drinks inspired by his writing.

Celebrate the life and writing of Conger Beasley Jr. one year after his death and the day before his birthday, with writers, family, friends. Free. Menu of food items (food also free) named for Conger’s writing, and complimentary gin and tonics. Brief readings from Beasley’s work by Steve Paul, Karla Deel, Frank Higgins, Robert Stewart. Blue Bird Bistro, 1700 Summit St., Kansas City, Mo.

“A world traveler, Beasley has written articles and books about California’s Channel Islands, Colorado’s

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Free Admission.  Free menu of food items inspired by Conger Beasley Jr.’s writing.  Free Gin & Tonics (Beasley’s favorite.) Cash bar. We will gather at Blue Bird Bistro in Kansas City’s Westside, from 5 pm- 7 pm on August 20th, one day before Beasley’s birthday. Come celebrate the life and work of a local literary powerhouse.


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“…Straightforwardness, excitement, reverence for subject and language, and simple rightness of words mark all of Beasley’s work.” – Miller Williams


“Conger Beasley sensitively and wisely instructs us that the spirit of place is always the spirit of the people, held like a hand cupped rose in the memory, long after the visit is over.”

-Andrew Salkey

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Blue Bird Bistro

1700 Summit St., Kansas City, MO 64108

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