Riverfront Readings featuring Gloria Vando and Anika Paris

Please join us for a virtual reading featuring Gloria Vando and Anika Paris. To attend, please register for the reading. You will be provided with the information needed to join the reading.

Gloria Vando's books and poems have won numerous awards, including the first Kansas Arts Commission Artist Fellowship in Poetry (1989-91). She is the founding publisher/editor of Helicon Nine Editions, which received the 1991 KS Governor’s Arts Award and co-founder with her late husband, Bill Hickok, of The Writers Place in Kansas City. She is a contributing editor to the North American Review, and serves on the boards of the Venice Arts Council and Beyond Baroque, a literary center in Venice, CA.

Anika Paris is a singer/songwriter, composer, and producer in multiple mediums—from scoring for film and television to writing for musicals and theater, to singing originals for contemporary radio. She is a double-platinum award-winning songwriter, HOLA recipient for Outstanding Music in a Musical, and nominated for the International Latin Poetry Award for the three-generation poetry book Woven Voices (Scapegoat Press) alongside Gloria Vando and Anita Velez-Mitchell. She earned her BA in film and music from the University of Kansas and resides in Los Angeles where she teaches songwriting, lyric writing, and performance at UCLA, Musicians Institute, and the Grammy.