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Whistling Shade Release Party

Join Whistling Shade literary journal in celebrating the launch of their latest issue with memorable readings and complementary refreshments. 

About the Featured Readers:

Sharon Chmielarz (poetry) 

Sharon Chmielarz’s latest two books are Calling (Loonfeather Press) which was a finalist for the INDIE Book Awards,  2011, and The Sky Is Great, the Sky Is Blue (Whistling Shade Press).  You can hear her read on  She’s the happy recipient of the 2012 Jane Kenyon Prize.

John C. Wright (fiction) 

John Wright is a 1975 graduate of the University of Minnesota. He lives, works, writes and composes music in St. Paul, MN. 

Ben Weaver (poetry) 

Ben Weaver is a songwriter and poet living in Minneapolis.  He has recorded 7 full length cds and published 2 chap books of poetry.  He rides his bike everywhere.