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Novelist Bryn Greenwood, 18th & Vine's Glenn North

After 122 literary agents rejected her work, Kansas novelist Bryn Greenwood finally found a publisher in August for All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. She reflects on her own experiences that lead to the complicated fictional tale of a young girl who grows up on a meth compound, and falls in love with an ex-con nearly 20 years her senior.

Plus, 18th & Vine Poet Laureate Glenn North shares a few poems and reflects on his long-term and ongoing role in the changing historic district.


CJ Janovy
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