Former librarian and theater kid, current mother and writer
Anna Francesca won poetry contests at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Johnson County Public Library. When she lived in Las Vegas, NV, she featured multiple times at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and co-hosted weekly open mic nights at Rejavanate. In the metropolitan Kansas City area, Anna Francesca judged a preliminary round of Louder than a Bomb (LTAB), performed for three years at the KC Storytelling Celebration, and worked as a librarian for the Mid-Continent Public Library and the Kansas City Public Library. She is the proud mother of an anime-loving teen who would probably roll her eyes if she read this bio.
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Bell Road Barn Players Monday Minute monologues
Seasoned and fresh-faced artists (of every genre) discuss how to make creativity work within the complexities and challenges of adult life. In the Confessing Animals podcast, co-hosts Jen Harris + Vanessa Aricco, both working writers, unveil the secrets and struggles of creative living in a rapid-fire Capitalist society. One guest at a time, Jen + Vanessa ask, How Does Your Life Translate to Art?