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Literature

Black poetry institute to include free public events
July 14, 2013
A Kansas University institute focused on black poetry is planning public events that will examine the relationship between poetry and culture, both locally and broadly.
Summer reading program combines books, fun to combat brain drain, boredom
July 1, 2013
Fun activities and books come together during the Lawrence Public Library’s summer reading program, many a parent’s summer lifesaver.
Mourning mothers, authors to give book reading
June 13, 2013
On Friday, June 7, authors Melissa Miles McCarter and Margaret Kramer will present their work and experiences at a book reading hosted by The Raven Bookstore.
Lawrence author honored for historical fiction work in national contest
June 9, 2013
Lawrence author Tom Mach earned recognition in this year’s International Book Awards for his novel, “Angels at Sunset.”
Prize-winning scholars, authors fill Hall Center’s next lecture series lineup
June 2, 2013
The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the lineup for its 2013-2014 Humanities Lecture Series. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Library launches most delicious book club ever
May 27, 2013
It’s an unusual type of book club where you eat the answers to discussion questions. Don’t worry, though, there’s a twist to make them more palatable. At this club, instead of toting in matching books and paper handouts, your fellow members are probably packing a batch of cupcakes or a hot, steaming pan of enchiladas. By Sara Shepherd
Go-Getter: Book club
May 20, 2013
With summer approaching along with the free time and hot weather it brings with it, it’s the perfect time to join or even create your own book club. By Rebekka Schlichting
Upcoming book event features authors inspired by nature
May 19, 2013
Interacting with nature seems a theme of an upcoming reading and book signing event at the Raven, featuring authors Gail Storey and Priscilla Stuckey.
Local teacher mixes history, mystery, sci-fi for kids in novel
May 5, 2013
With “Saving Mr. Sharp,” a literary mix of mystery, science fiction and the sixth-grade, Lawrence teacher and author Dan Karasek takes aim at hooking elementary- and middle-school students on Kansas history.
Kansas Humanities Council announces new state poet laureate
May 1, 2013
As the state’s new poet laureate, a fourth-generation Kansan says she hopes to use poetry to help fellow residents explore the concept of home. The Kansas Humanities Council announced Wednesday that Wyatt Townley, of Leawood, has been chosen as the 2013-15 Kansas Poet Laureate. By Sara Shepherd
Grand slam: Competition brings together local poets
April 28, 2013
No one expects a teacher to stand in front of an audience and flip the bird. But at a poetry slam, any form of self-expression is fair game. By Nadia Imafidon
Banned books trading card project earns prestigious national award for Lawrence Public Library
April 24, 2013
Banned books, original art and collectible trading cards came together last fall and hooked book lovers around the world. The Lawrence Public Library’s banned books trading card project also hooked the nation’s most prestigious award for library public relations and marketing. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence couple create home for poetry in tree at their home
April 14, 2013
There are poetry posts, poetry poles and even poetry boxes, but Lawrence may be the only place in America that has a “Poet Tree” — a maple tree in the front yard of Joe and Vicki Douglas’ home at 2804 Oxford Road. By Margie Carr
Historical novelist to talk, sign books at senior living community
April 7, 2013
Lawrence author Tom Mach will speak and sign books this week at a Lawrence senior living community. His latest novel, “Angels at Sunset,” brings the women’s suffrage movement to life.
Book signing event features authors, illustrator of ‘Kansas Bestiary’
March 31, 2013
Copies of “A Kansas Bestiary” will be for sale at an upcoming event hoped to celebrate the book’s hard-cover release and raise funds for the Kansas Land Trust.