Big Tent Event at The Raven


  • Categories: Literary
  • Event posted: Aug. 20, 2013
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

THE RAVEN BOOK STORE TO HOST BIG TENT EVENT READINGS The Raven Book Store will host its monthly Big Tent Event: Stories & Poems in Three Acts at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 29, at The Raven (6 E. 7th St., Lawrence, Kan.). The event features Maryfrances Wagner and Craig Davis. Maryfrances Wagner's books include Salvatore's Daughter (BkMk), Red Silk (MidAm), and Light Subtracts Itself (MidAm). Red Silk won the Thorpe Menn Book Award for Literary Excellence. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines including New Letters, Midwest Quarterly, Laurel Review, Birmingham Review, anthologiesandtextbooks includingUnsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (Penguin Books) and The Dream Book, An Anlogy of Writings by Italian American Women (winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation). Work from that book was chosen for American Audio Prose and was translated into Italian for Trapani Nuovo in Italy. She is the co-editor of The I-70 Review, past president of The Writers Place, and the co-editor of the *Whirlybird Anthology of Greater Kansas City Writers. *

Craig Davis is from Topeka, Kansas. His first collection of short stories, Ramshackle Wonderlands, is available from New American Press. His stories have appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Southeast Review, Harper Perennial's Fifty-Two Stories, failbetter, and elsewhere. He lives in Kansas City.

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The Raven Book Store is located at 6 E. 7th St., in Lawrence, Kan. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Raven events, please visit the store’s website at


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