October 14, 2018
Cindy Hoedel will read an original word portrait of the Flint Hills
On September 8, a group of Flint Hills residents and fans joined an open-circle conversation led by Cindy Hoedel.
Through targeted questions, Cindy elicited impressions of the Flint Hills, its colors, its weather, the music that describes it, the times of day and the seasons, the places that are special and what happens there – all the things that make up a place.
From these”voices” Cindy has written a word portrait of the hills we love, a fitting conclusion to the programming on “Place” that has been inspired by Shawn Skabelund’s “Encircling Vastness.”
CINDY HOEDEL is a national award-winning journalist who worked at the Kansas City Star for 20 years and writes for IN Kansas City magazine. She is best known for long-form stories, profiles, and essays about her transition from urban Kansas City to a tiny town on the Kansas prairie, where she grows food, keeps chickens and helps community groups and small businesses raise their profile by harnessing the power of words.
Join us for a most enjoyable afternoon!
Refreshments. Family friendly. Free Admission
“Encircling Vastness” by Shawn Skabelund and related programming are supported in part by a grant from The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.