TAAPL Presents: SAY THE WORD – Poetry Vent Session


Join TAAPL for an exciting evening of poetry, words of encouragement, and thoughts from our creative poets, writers, and readers of Lincoln University and the Jefferson City, Missouri community. The event begins promptly at 5 PM on April 26, 2017 and will be hosted by LU English Major, Brandon Eigenman. Admission is free to the university community and the public. The Open Mic Sign Sheet will be available at 4:51 PM! Be There & Vent On The Mic!


Maya Angelou Reads: “Still I Rise”

From Open Culture:

Above, see Maya Angelou deliver an animated reading of her famous poem, “Still I Rise,” which references many of her past lives, including lines that seem to allude to her Miss Calypso days: “Does my sexiness upset you? / Does it come as a surprise / That I dance like I’ve got diamonds / At the meeting of my thighs?” The stanza is indicative of another quality among the many she enumerates, “sassiness.” But she begins the reading on a more sober note, with a statement about human resilience, the ability to get up and face the day, despite the fears we all live with. “Wherever that abides in a human being,” she says, “there is the nobleness of the human spirit.”

Source: http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/maya-angelou-reads-still-i-rise-and-on-the-pulse-of-the-morning.html

Join The Arts At Page Library, this November for National Novel Writing Month

the-arts-at-pageThe Arts At Page Library is a proud supporter of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The program/space is registered to participate and provide writing spaces for Lincoln University Missouri writers and the community for thirty days during this national event.


The library is open during the following times for National Novel Writing Month:

Monday & Thursdays from 9 AM – Midnight

Saturdays from 3 PM – 7 PM &Sundays from 3 PM – 8 PM

Sign-Up Online to Participate: www.nanowrimo.org


Inman E. Page Library, Lincoln University Missouri

712 Lee Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Writing Space: Room #317 or #100

About: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a nonprofit event that encourages kids and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in November. Launched in 1999, NaNoWriMo inspires its 300,000+ participants with pep talks, a huge and supportive online community, and a host of web-based writing tools.

3rd Annual Josephine Silone Yates Literary Author Series, Featuring Bestselling Author, Kenn Bivins

For Immediate Release

The Arts At Page Library Presents, the 3rd Annual Josephine Silone Yates Literary Author Series ft. Bestselling Author, Kenn Bivins will visit Lincoln University Missouri, November 1st-2nd, as the 2016 Josephine Silone Yates Literary Author Series featured Novelist.


November 2016 – The Arts At Page Library is celebrating its third season of the Josephine Yates Literary Author Series. This year the arts program and space will feature Kenn Bivins, Bestselling Author/Illustrator/Creative Thinker, out of Atlanta, GA. Kenn Bivins will present a reading at the annual JSYLAS’ Library Breakfast Soiree, teach a free creative writing workshop, and give a community reading to the general public. His latest novel the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel published by Invisible Ennk (2015); the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel is an epic redemption story that delves into the complexities of why love suffered from the past defines love expressed in the present.

As a creative illustrator and writer, Kenn Bivins is the lead art director and publisher of his literary work. The author introduces readers to his creative methodology on his website, “I’m a high-level ‘concept to completion’ leader with a mastery of interactive design, front-end development, interactive design and art direction. I’m a seasoned, creative thinker and do-er who is a front-end developer, illustrator, and best-selling author. I express my skill set in the following forms… front-end development which employs HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, responsive frameworks and usability; UI design and cross platform testing; illustration; animation; and art direction. Oh, and in my ‘spare time,’ I write novels.” Kenn Bivins is the author of two novels, including the bestseller, Pious.

About the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel, the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel is an epic redemption story by bestselling author, Kenn Bivins, that delves into the complexities of why love suffered from the past defines love expressed in the present. Before being wed to happily ever after, Felona Mabel must resolve the disaster that is her life. She is a 32-year old, freckled redhead of mixed heritage who has amassed much success as a big city, award-winning journalist. Two weeks before her wedding day, she’s summoned back to her estranged, small hometown where her ailing and abusive mother lies comatose, near death and doesn’t wish to be resuscitated. Felona, intent on some semblance of happily ever after, resolves that her mother’s impending death may be the necessary closure she needs before her wedding. But will a series of cul-de-sacs, twists and last–minute left turns steer Felona toward her inevitable ruin?

The Arts At Page Library  is pleased to welcome the third published author to the Josephine Silone Yates Literary Author Series, Kenn Bivins will visit Lincoln University, November 1st-2nd; events will take place in the university library. All events are free to the Lincoln University body and the community of Jefferson City, MO.

Download the JSYLAS EVENT SERIES LISTINGS to RSVP for events.


Blessed is the woman who has never had anything to love.
She can never know the heartbreak that comes with losing it.

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the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel