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Literature

Resident pens essay, plans signing for new ‘Chicken Soup’ book
October 20, 2013
Lawrence resident Lorraine Cannistra has a story featured in the recently released Chicken Soup for the Soul book, “From Lemons to Lemonade.”
Granddaughters to read memoir of ‘Grandma’ Layton
October 20, 2013
The granddaughters of Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton will be reading from her biography “Signs Along the Way” at the Lawrence Arts Center today.
Retired pastor’s new book focuses on coping with death
October 13, 2013
Virgil Brady, a retired pastor from Lawrence, recently self-published his fourth book, “Death with Style and Grace,” which focuses on healthy ways for coping with death. By Giles Bruce
Entries being accepted for statewide Factual Story Contest
October 13, 2013
Entries are now being accepted for the Annual Kansas Factual Story Contest.
Raven to host launch party for book about rock stars’ ‘worst gigs’
October 3, 2013
The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St., will host a launch party at 7 p.m. Friday for entertainment journalist Jon Niccum’s new book, “The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans to Stage Riots, Famous Musicians Tell All.”
Author expounds on much-read “The Worst Hard Time”
Egan delivers speech at Lied Center
September 27, 2013
Timothy Egan, who wrote the book selected by the KU Common Book and Read Across Lawrence programs, spoke in front of a hefty crowd Thursday night on the Kansas University campus.
Author plans signing for new children’s book, ‘Gay L-U-V’
September 22, 2013
Lawrence author Donna Frantz, who writes under the name “Abue,” is planning a signing for her latest children’s book in the Silly Gilly Gil series, “Gay L-U-V.”
Collect all seven: Banned books trading cards to be released one day at a time
September 21, 2013
By the end of Banned Books Week, Lawrencians will have been able to collect a full set of this year’s banned books trading cards. The Lawrence Public Library will release one of the seven winning cards per day throughout the week, Sunday through Sept. 28.
Library unveils winning designs in banned books trading card project
Cards will be released for public collection starting Sunday
September 19, 2013
From the seemingly innocuous “Charlotte’s Web” to the oft-maligned “Catcher in the Rye,” this year’s winning banned books trading cards feature a variety of titles. Throw in assorted mediums to illustrate them — art-quilting, crayon and digital collage, to name a few — and the spirit of banned books is captured in a well-rounded set of trading cards. By Sara Shepherd and Caitlin Doornbos
Fall Arts Guide 2013
September 15, 2013
This autumn’s biggest arts and entertainment happenings in Lawrence.
Little bookstore that could
Its personal touch has helped the Raven stay in business 25 years
September 12, 2013
Around the time book giants like Borders were becoming ubiquitous, an area literary professional told Pat Kehde she wouldn’t be able to keep her little bookstore afloat unless it got a lot bigger. Kehde, who opened the Raven in 1988 with fellow Lawrencian Mary Lou Wright, told him he was wrong. The Raven marks its 25th anniversary this year, and while technology has dramatically changed the bookselling landscape, the shop is hopeful a devout clientele and its commitment to customer service will help it continue on. By Sara Shepherd
Author to sign book highlighting lighter side of pioneering
September 8, 2013
Author Linda Johnston will visit the Raven Book Store this week to read from and sign copies of her book, “Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory.”
Readings at the Raven to feature escaped tigers and epic rides
September 5, 2013
The Raven Book Store is hosting a series of readings from regional writers today and Friday.
Flavor combinations take priority in Krauses’ cookbook, re-released with new name
September 4, 2013
Lawrence residents and restaurateurs Robert and Molly Krause take taste up a notch in their cookbook, “The Flavorful Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Amazing 3-Ingredient Flavor Combinations.”
Record-holding long-distance hiker to visit Lawrence, share stories from new book
September 1, 2013
The woman who hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in a record 46 and a half days will visit Lawrence’s Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop this month.