You wake up to an unfamiliar face sitting at your kitchen table. Its got grayed skin and large yellow eyes. Its bony fingers grip the newspaper and as it sips coffee, waiting for you. It's the monster that lived in your closet and terrified you as a child.
Pulitzer-prize winning author spends almost the entire lecture entertaining audience questions with uncensored responses.
Local author Vicki Julian will be sharing the story she contributed to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Wives,” as part of the Kansas Authors Club 37th Annual Holiday Bazaar.
It speaks volumes of the personality of Junot Diaz that his response to winning a Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," is this: “It was swell, but I prefer more the work than the celebration of the work.” By Nadia Imafidon
Every day in Lawrence, 12 novelists gather together. On this day, they're working hard. The sound of scribbling pens, the shuffle of lined notebook paper and the clickity-clack of keyboards float about the quiet room. Some stare intently while others gaze into the distance, mulling over the next word choice, the next scene, the next conflict in the novel. One catch: These novelists are 11 years old. By Alma Bahman
Author Aminatta Forna will discuss topics from her recently released novel “The Hired Man” on Nov. 14 in the Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Hall, followed by a reception and book signing.
National Novel Writing Month (nicknamed NaNoWriMo or NaNo) puts forth a challenge: Write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. That breaks down to about 1,667 words a day. The question here is: Why would anyone do that?
The Lawrence Public Library will host an evening with Wyatt Townley, the Poet Laureate of Kansas, at the Cider Gallery on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.
Lawrence resident Lorraine Cannistra has a story featured in the recently released Chicken Soup for the Soul book, “From Lemons to Lemonade.”
The granddaughters of Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton will be reading from her biography “Signs Along the Way” at the Lawrence Arts Center today.
Entries are now being accepted for the Annual Kansas Factual Story Contest.
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.”
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.”
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.
Cards will be released for public collection starting Sunday
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
This autumn's biggest arts and entertainment happenings in Lawrence.
Its personal touch has helped the Raven stay in business 25 years
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 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.”
The Raven Book Store is hosting a series of readings from regional writers today and Friday.