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Literature

Former Dole Institute director pens extensive Rockefeller biography
November 22, 2014
In the prologue of “On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller,” the subject’s longtime personal assistant Joe Canzeri compares him to a 16-slice pizza pie, with no one but his second wife, Happy, having access to more than three of four slices.
Library to celebrate late modernist artist, KU professor
November 9, 2014
The Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., will celebrate famed modernist artist and Kansas University professor Albert Bloch on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
Retired KU professor Elizabeth Schultz finds success as poet later in life
November 1, 2014
“I never planned on being a poet,” swears Elizabeth Schultz, a retired Kansas University professor of English whose three most recent books of poetry were released this year to critical acclaim.
Visiting professor, author to talk race, gender politics at KU
October 29, 2014
Ayesha Hardison, Kansas University’s current Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will speak about race and gender politics today at the Kansas Union. Hardison, an associate professor of English at Ohio University, will give her presentation, titled “Of Maids and Ladies: The Ethics of Living Jane Crow” at 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the union.
KU common book author Laura Moriarty to speak this week
October 20, 2014
Laura Moriarty, author of this year’s Kansas University Common Book, “The Center of Everything,” will make appearances this week in Lawrence.
National Book Award winner James McBride to bring music, humor to Lawrence reading
October 18, 2014
James McBride, the reigning winner of the National Book Award for fiction, will bring his signature blend of words and music to Lawrence this week with a reading of his most recent work, “The Good Lord Bird.”
KU student wins national contest for unique book collection
September 27, 2014
This year’s National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest first-place winner is a Kansas University student.
Poet to give free reading, sign books Thursday at KU
September 27, 2014
A reading this week at Kansas University will feature a poet whose work tells stories of alien abductions, vampiric soap operas and Kennedy-assassination conspiracy theories.
Civil rights poetry project receives grant
September 7, 2014
The Kansas University’s project on the History of Black Writing will continue to study the influence of the Civil Rights era on African-American poetry with its recent $156,000 grant from the National Endowment of Humanities.
Library announces first author visit enabled by new donation
September 1, 2014
The Lawrence Public Library has announced the first writer who will visit the city as part of the library’s new Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series. And he’s not showing up with nothing but a book. By Sara Shepherd
Entries for Hughes Creative Writing Awards being accepted
August 17, 2014
Submissions to the 2015 Langston Hughes Creative Awards are now being accepted through Dec. 18.
Spreading her wings: Illustrator’s pursuit of book deal spread continents
July 27, 2014
Author and illustrator Lindsey Yankey shares how the idea for her children’s book “Bluebird” came into being after two gutsy trips to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Stripper-turned-author coming to Signs of Life
July 20, 2014
Louis Agnello, the author behind the spiritual thriller “The Devil’s Glove,” will share insight into his “PG-13-rated morality tale” at a book signing at Signs of Life this week.
KU professor spotlights pair of influential filmmakers in new books
June 7, 2014
Douglas Fairbanks and Peter Weir are two filmmakers who have fascinated Kansas University film studies associate professor John Tibbetts for a long time.
Raven Book Store to host prominent authors in coming days
June 4, 2014
Over the next few days, the Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St., will be hosting a number of prominent writers and authors for readings and book signings.