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Waterline Writers

  • Water Street Studios 160 South Water Street Batavia, IL, 60510 United States (map)

Linda Heuring, Kate Johnson, Matthew Thomas Meade, Phil Rice and Raymond Ziemer will read at Waterline Writers on Sunday, March 18 at 7 pm. 

In her exceptional collection of stories, A Woman Walked Into The Bar, Linda Heuring’s beleaguered protagonist gets total revenge on his boss by spilling just one tiny drop of blood. 

We’ll admit that Kate Johnson’s story had us at “She woke in a tiny bed shaped like a race car ... evidently she had slept with the wrong Ruby,” the first line from her humorous murder-mystery, Skip Tracer, Heart Breaker. 

Matthew Meade’s A Unified Conspiracy Theory begins with “I didn’t care about much that summer. Even the break-in didn’t bother me,” then it takes us into extra-terrestrial territory that will bother us. 

In Winter Sun: A Memoir of Love and Hospice, Phil Rice writes of great love and great loss, bringing a rare clarity of vision to the loss, and choosing to dwell in the beauty of the love. 

Ray Ziemer offers us poetic tastings of two wines, Desire ... “(its) cranberry blood redolent with ... late-hour coffee, indulgent chocolate, wild raspberry of untamed lands” and Grief ... “Pair this wine with bitter herbs and salt.” 

Admission is $5/$3 students. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of authors’ books, wine or beer ($5), a hand-tooled pen from Wooden Writers or a hand-constructed book from Tieri Ton. We also offer food from The Market at Gaetano’s and desserts from Limestone Coffee & Tea!

Everyone is welcome! Writers may bring a 5-minute piece to share at our 8:30 Open Mic or visit and follow the Submission Guidelines to be considered as a 2018-19 featured writer. Note: the submission deadline for May’s Let The Blues Be Your Muse event is March 30th. 

Waterline Writers, 3rd Sundays at 7 pm, September to May, in the newly accessible art gallery at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water Street, Batavia IL. 

Contact Anne Veague or Kevin Moriarity at waterlinewriters@gmail.comor find us on Facebook or Twitter.