On Thursday, December 3rd from 6-8pm the Monrovia Writers Group will host poet Jason Ammerman in the community room of the Monrovia branch of the Morgan County Public Library located at: 145 S. Chestnut Street Monrovia, Indiana 46157. Our speaker will discuss poetry and do a reading. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone in attendance will be eligible for door prizes.
Jason L. Ammerman has been a practicing and professional poet for just
over two and a half decades. He has
spent many years in the coffeehouse movement of the early nineties. His first brush with professional poets came
at the, now defunct, Café Angst in Indianapolis where he was asked to fill a
spot at the Indianapolis stop of the Lollapalooza concert festival in 1994 at
their spoken word stage. He has hosted
and organized many poetry readings and poetry slams since then. Jason has three collections of poetry
published. He is expecting to publish
his fourth collection of poetry, Waylon
Jennings Never Slept Here, in 2016.
In 2008, Jason joined fellow poets Matthew Jackson (Columbus, Indiana),
Joseph Kerschbaum and Tony Brewer (both from Bloomington, Indiana respectively)
as founding members of the touring poetry troupe, The Reservoir Dogwoods. Jason lives with his beautiful wife, Shanna,
his handsome son, Jude and his loyal canine companion, Teddy, in the historic
neighborhood of Irvington in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is 42 years old.