The Raven Bookstore presents an evening of mystery and music with acclaimed violinist and author Gerald Elias. This promises to be an exciting evening, with an innovative combination of violin performance and reading. A portion of proceeds from books sold will be donated to the KU School of Music.
Denise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate 2007-2009, is award-winning author of 25 books of poetry and prose. She does individual consulting and editing, as well as professional workshops. Low is co-publisher of Mammoth Publications ,an independent small literary press specializing in Indigenous and Mid-Plains poetry and prose. Her poetry blog has over 400 entries, and she reviews poetry for the Kansas City Star and other venues. She teaches in the Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies.
Kij Johnson (born Katherine Irenae Johnson January 20, 1960 in Harlan, Iowa) is an American writer of fantasy. She is a faculty member at the University of Kansas.
She will be reading from her new book, The River Bank, a feminist take on The Wind in the Willows.
Washington Post Notable Books: "A charming and funny sequel to Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows."
This reading is part of the Raven Book Store's 30th Anniversary Extravaganza
Tilghman grew up in Manhattan, KS, from the time she was two until she graduated from the Manhattan High School. She received her BA in 20th Century Humanities and her MS in Journalism from the University of Kansas.
Nutting attended Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. At the University of Alabama, she served as editor of the Black Warrior Review. She has taught creative writing at John Caroll University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She currently teaches at Grinnell College.
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Annette Hope Billings is an author and actress known for her spoken delivery. She has received a Renna Hunter Award for theater and an ARTSConnect ARTY Award in Literature. Her published works include A Net Full of Hope (2015), a collection of poems and Descants for a Daughter (2016), a collection of inspirations.
In 1976 civil war engulfs Lebanon. Finlay wants only one thing: to keep his family safe. He flees with his daughter, 15, to his family home in France. While she yearns for her mother, who stays on in Beirut, Finlay settles into a tranquil life as the village baker. But then his alluring neighbor captivates him and shatters his calm.