To create a forum for sharing the work of Kansas writers.
To build and uplift the community of Kansas writers.
To share and promote resources for Kansas writers.
105 Meadowlark Reader will strive to represent the diversity of writers in Kansas.
105 Meadowlark Reader is a journal of creative nonfiction by and for writers who live or have lived in Kansas.
Editor, Cheryl Unruh
Cheryl’s sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Latas, required that her students memorize the 105 counties and county seats of Kansas. Cheryl still remembers most of them.
For eleven years, Cheryl wrote a weekly column for the Emporia Gazette about Kansas called Flyover People. Her two books of Kansas essays received the Kansas Notable Book Award - Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State (Quincy Press, 2010) and Waiting on the Sky: More Flyover People Essays (Quincy Press, 2014). Her poetry collection, Walking on Water, was published by Meadowlark Books in 2017.