Open Mic Night Fall 2014

Joy Newcom reads at Open Mic
Joy Newcom reading
Daniel Hernandez plays guitar at Open Mic
Daniel Hernandez playing guitar










The Fall 2014 Open Mic was a great success, with over 15 performers and 50 in the audience.  There were songs and poems and stories and stand-up comedy routines, plus photos of artwork.  We hope to host another Open Mic in the spring.  All welcome!




October 15–Kij Johnson: Waldorf Distinguished Visiting Writer

kij Johnson holds her newest collection of sci-fi and fantasy.
Kij Johnson holds her newest collection of sci-fi and fantasy.

Author of acclaimed science fiction and fantasy books, Kij Johnson has had her mind-bending stories translated into a dozen languages and has won major awards in her field: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the World Fantasy Award. As one critic puts it, “I can’t think of any other writer whose stories terrify me the way Johnson’s do. But they’re so intelligent and human and weirdly perfect, I can’t stay away.” Johnson, who teaches at the University of Kansas, will lead a master class on writing sci-fi and fantasy (3:00 pm, Oct. 15, Waldorf Library). Then she will read from her work at a separate gathering (7:00 pm, Oct. 15, Salveson Ballroom). Come to one or both.