Monday, June 1, 2015—Janet Ruth Heller will be discussing “Dramatic Monologues in Midwestern Poetry,” reading her poetry, and autographing her books from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Writing the Midwest, the annual conference of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, in the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University, 219 S. Harrison Rd. in East Lansing, MI 48823. The conference runs from May 31 to June 2, 2015. Janet will be reading poems from Exodus (WordTech Editions, 2014). Her other books include the award-winning children’s book about bullying How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Arbordale, 2006), the middle-grade chapter book The Passover Surprise (Fictive Press, 2015), her poetry books Traffic Stop (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and Folk Concert: Changing Times (Anaphora Literary Press, 2012), and her book of literary criticism Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and the Reader of Drama (University of Missouri Press, 1990). The conference website is www.ssml.org/symposium The phone number of the Kellogg Center is (517) 432-4000.