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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.”
This year’s National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest first-place winner is a Kansas University student.
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.
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.
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
Submissions to the 2015 Langston Hughes Creative Awards are now being accepted through Dec. 18.
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.
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.
Douglas Fairbanks and Peter Weir are two filmmakers who have fascinated Kansas University film studies associate professor John Tibbetts for a long time.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."