by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC
Plans for the ninth annual Philip Miller Memorial Scholarship Reading on Oct. 13 are underway.
The reading honors Phil Miller, a former Kansas City Kansas Community College faculty member known for his love of poetry and for promoting literary writing through readings.
Phil Miller taught English composition and literature at KCKCC as well as creative writing and learning center courses from 1976 until he retired in 2002.
He also co-created the Riverfront Reading Series in the mid-1980s, which still continues.
The reading series highlights poetry and fiction readings and are held on the second Friday of each month.
For more information about the series, visit www.riverfrontreadings.com.
This year’s memorial scholarship reading is at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Writer’s Place at the Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st St. in Kansas City, Missouri.
The reading will be an open mic with the theme of “Haunted Words.”
Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on a ghost or ghostly encounter.
Donations collected will go toward the Philip Miller Scholarship fund at KCKCC. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to at least one KCKCC student each year.
Those who are interested in participating in the Philip Miller Memorial Scholarship Reading may send an email to Randy Ratliff at email@example.com. Readers can also register the day of the event if slots are available.
If unable to attend the scholarship reading event, donations to the Philip Miller Scholarship Fund can be mailed to Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation, Attn: Deborah Cowick, 7250 State Ave., Room 3500, Kansas City, Kan. 66112. Checks should be made payable to the KCKCC Foundation. Please write “Philip Miller Scholarship” in the Notes section. Contact Cowick at 913-288-7369 to donate by credit card.