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Writers Night Out – Featured Readers Kris Holloway and John Bidwell

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John D. Bidwell is consulting editor of Monique and the Mango Rains, the critically esteemed book authored by his wife Kris Holloway that chronicles their time in Peace Corps with the Malian midwife Monique Dembele. He is the Executive Director of the United Way of Hampshire County, and a branding and marketing consultant, frequent presenter, and has lectured and taught at the University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts, Smith College, and Marlboro College. John has his BA from McGill University.



Kris Holloway is author of the critically acclaimed Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali, which has been called “a respectful, unsentimental portrait (and) a poignant and powerful book.” (Kirkus, Starred Review). She has delivered hundreds of presentations, and the book remains a favorite “common read” and is used in 150+ college and university courses. Kris is President of CISabroad, a leading education abroad organization responsible that has sent thousands of students to study and intern abroad worldwide. She holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan.


Doors open at 7 – with an open mike. If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until 7:10. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have five minutes.

Admission is free; participants are encouraged to buy a drink in support of the venue.

Please join us! Further information: Beth Filson at WNO@gmail.com


April 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Straw Dog Writers Guild


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