Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 PM

Love reading? So do we!

Charlotte Street is excited to launch our Artist Reads @CharlotteStreet monthly book club. Each month we have invited an artist to recommend a book that has inspired them, brought them joy or has been pivotal in some way. You will have one month to read the book. Artists will share their relationship and interpretation of the book and facilitate the monthly discussions which will be hosted virtually for fall 2020.

This month, we will read with David Wayne Reed! He has selected A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.David Wayne Reed has suggested the following study questions for you to consider while reading:

1. Can one have faith without ever questioning it?

2. How is VOICE an instrument of the divine?

3. Has a seeming “foul ball” changed the course of your life?

4. Does one create one’s own destiny or does fate find you? Or both?

Want to purchase the book? Support our local bookstore Wise Blood and order your book from (online ordering link to be provided):

As we’re unable to meet in person feel free to enjoy your own refreshments as we zoom into your living room. Readers who register will be provided a zoom link the day of the discussion on Wednesdsay, November 18th.

Wise Blood Booksellers is Kansas City’s little bookshop on the corner, selling both new and used books and cultivating a community at 300 Westport Rd since late 2019.

Event Details

Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 PM


Online, only on Zoom



David Wayne Reed (he/him/his) is an actor, writer, director, and producer from Kansas City, Missouri. Reed hosts and produces the popular ‘show and tell’ storytelling series, Shelf Life.

His debut film, Eternal Harvest premiered in 2018 and has played multiple film festivals including Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival, Kansas City International Film Festival, Out Here Now, Ojai Short Film Festival, McMinnville Short Film Festival, FIne Arts Film Festival and Covellite International Film Festival.

Reed is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Works include: Goliath, Help Yourself, Jolly Rancher, Sequoia, and Peggy and Paul at the Post Office in Provincetown.

Reed is the 2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Arts Fellow. He has been awarded a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, and Spencer Museum of Art, two Inspiration Grants from Arts KC, has won multiple Best of Awards from the Pitch Weekly, and has been Writer-In-Residence at Charlotte Street and Escape to Create.

As an actor, he has appeared at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams International Theatre Festival, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Fishtank Performance Studio, The Living Room, Late Night Theatre, Seaside Repertory Theatre as well as several commercials and Tech N9ne music videos.

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