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.
KU professor publishes book about Broadway legend
June 1, 2014
Paul Laird had no idea he was on the path to writing one book, let alone two. The Kansas University professor of musicology was on his way to Columbus, Ohio, for a symposium on Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.”
Raven to host best-selling author Antonya Nelson
May 18, 2014
National best-selling author, Kansas University alumna and Wichita native Antonya Nelson will be doing a reading of her new collection of short stories “Funny Once” at Raven Book Store at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Lawrence Arts Center hosting first Poetry Fair
April 24, 2014
In open mic fashion, more than 20 poets will gather in the lobby to share their poetry, meet with guests and sell their books that The Raven bookstore will have on hand.
KU to honor faculty’s 2013 literary achievements
March 28, 2014
Kansas University will host the 12th annual Celebration of Books from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall Center for Humanities, 1891 Constance Ave. The event honors the published work of faculty from the humanities, social sciences and arts.
Arts Center annual benefit to auction highly valued Burroughs artwork
March 8, 2014
Featuring 150 art works, this is one of its largest visual arts events and the primary funding source for the Arts Center’s exhibitions program. If that isn’t already enough to put one on edge, a piece by this year’s featured artist, William S. Burroughs, is valued higher than anything they have ever tried to auction in the past.
Marilynne Robinson reminds Read Across Lawrence crowd to find joy in life’s subtleties
March 6, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning Marilynne Robinson spoke on intricacies of “Housekeeping,” the beautiful unrecognized landscape of the Northwest, and graces she finds in life’s common moments. She came to speak in Lawrence at the end of Read Across Lawrence, her first novel this year’s pick for the community read.
Getting the joke
March 2, 2014
When Patricia Lockwood’s autobiographical poem “Rape Joke” went live online last summer, columnists at Salon, The Guardian, Huffington Post and bloggers far and wide started analyzing her intention. This year it was selected for inclusion in the “Best American Poetry 2014.”