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Bloom: A Reading Series

Monday, June 14th 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

We’ve partnered with the folks behind Storyfort to bring you the second season of Bloom: A Reading Series featuring fiction writers, poets, playwrights, creative nonfiction writers, and podcasters live on stage in IBG’s Meditation Garden. 

This week’s Bloom features:

📖 Rebecca Evans
📖 Ken Rodgers


Gates @ 5 pm
Reading from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

$5 – Members
$10 – Nonmembers

Bring your picnic blanket, folding chair, food and drink of choice, and an ear for some amazing writers and creatives.

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Tessy Ward

Rebecca Evans served eight years in the United States Air Force and is a decorated Gulf War veteran. She’s hosted and co-produced Our Voice and Idaho Living television shows, advocating personal stories, and now mentors teens in the juvenile system. She is the co-host of Writer to Writer podcast on Radio Boise.

Her poems and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Entropy Literary Magazine, War, Literature & the Arts, 34th Parallel, The Blue Mountain Review, Survival Lit, and Collateral Journal, among others. 

With an MFA in creative nonfiction, Evans is finishing a second MFA in poetry at Sierra Nevada University. She’s currently edited her essay collection, Body Language, and just completed her memoir, Navigation. She has served on the editorial staff of the Sierra Nevada Review and lives in Idaho with her three sons.

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Tessy Ward

Ken Rodgers is a poet, writer and filmmaker who lives in Idaho. Both a Pushcart Prize nominee and a Best American Short Stories nominee, Ken’s stories, poems and essays have appeared in a number of fine journals.

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The series will take place in our Meditation Garden and the shady, expansive green area that surrounds it. At this time, we will not have vendors at this event. Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

*** Please help us keep the garden clean by packing in and packing out your picnic!

 Attendance will be limited to these events, which will very easily allow artists and attendees 6′ – 10′ between themselves and others. Please be mindful of other guests and practice social-distancing at all times. Face masks are required for your safety and the safety of others. All PA and event equipment will be sanitized regularly.