Interacting with nature seems a theme of an upcoming reading and book signing event at the Raven, featuring authors Gail Storey and Priscilla Stuckey.
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.
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
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, 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
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
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.
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.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Tony Horwitz is set to visit Lawrence for the event, "Reconstructing John Brown," where he and a Kansas University historian will discuss the famous abolitionist's place in history. By Giles Bruce
Lauren Drain recounts how she got sucked in to the Westboro Baptist Church and subsequent banishment in her book "Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church." By Susan Kraus
The longtime host of National Public Radio’s current events quiz show, “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” — sharp-witted author, broadcast personality and commentator Peter Sagal — is planning an appearance at Kansas University.
Lawrence psychologist Harriet Lerner shares relationship tips to remember not just around Valentine’s Day but all year long.
Kansas students in third through 12th grades are invited to submit their essays for this year’s Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest. Students are asked to get creative and set straight a common myth about Kansas by writing on the theme, “Kansas Isn’t Flat It’s...”
Humanities Council picks up poet laureate program from dissolved state arts commission, now seeking applicants
With Gov. Sam Brownback’s dissolution of the Kansas Arts Commission, the Kansas Humanities Council is taking over coordination of the state’s poet laureate program. With the change will come a shift in focus, making the program less about creating poetry and more about how poetry — the laureate’s own and others’ — speaks to the human experience. By Sara Shepherd.
Thursday’s event features Jerry Dobson, author of “The Waters of Chaos: The Ancient Saga” and “ The Waters of Chaos: The Modern Quest.” Friday’s event will feature Mike Wehmeyer, author of “Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science Nature, and the Myth of Kallikaks.”
The Lawrence Arts Center and Raven Book Store have announced the winners of this year’s Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards.
Musician, writer, husband, cyclist, father, Poe scholar retired KU professor and Lawrence resident Stuart Levine still has plenty of energy at 80 years — evidenced by the fact that he recently published his first novel.
Publishers Weekly has named a Lawrence resident’s memoir one of its Best Books of 2012.
Sara Paretsky returns to hometown to accept award
The best-selling author, a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University who makes her home in Chicago, will be in Lawrence this week to accept the Lawrence Public Library Foundation’s Community Enrichment Award, to be presented Friday during a public event at Liberty Hall. By Sara Shepherd
Meet this year's winners of the Phoenix Awards, which recognize outstanding artistic achievement in the Lawrence community. By Sara Shepherd