Book signing event features authors, illustrator of ‘Kansas Bestiary’


Lisa Grossman illustration

An illustration of an ornate box turtle, published in "A Kansas Bestiary."

Copies of “A Kansas Bestiary” will be for sale at an upcoming event to celebrate the book’s hard-cover release and raise funds for the Kansas Land Trust.

Artist Lisa Grossman painted 15 Kansas creatures — ranging from bullfrogs to bison — for “Bestiary,” authored by Lawrence residents Doug Hitt and Jake Vail.

The celebration is planned for 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 in the Heritage Room at the Carnegie Building, 200 West Ninth St.

The event will feature readings by Hitt and Vail, a show of Grossman’s original watercolor illustrations, book signings, light refreshments and a cash bar. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Kansas Land Trust, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting Kansas lands of ecological, agricultural, scenic, historic and recreational significance.


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