In Unholy Rebellion: The Civil War Diary of Charles Adam Wetherbee, Carter tracks the life of Charles Adam Wetherbee, who by 1861, had officially traded his comfortable life as a college student for one that included drafty Sibley tents, long marches in weather and wilderness of all kinds, and bloodshed. A Union infantryman with the Thirty-Fourth Illinois Volunteer Regiment, he sur
As many present day prophets are teaching us, we have entered a new era in human evolution: that of the heart chakra. In this, we leave behind war, the love of money for its own sake, greed for power over other people, and a sense of victimization. Instead, we realize a sense of unity with all beings and an appreciation of our diversity.
What is the price of staying connected, of that phone in your hand or that watch on your wrist? Recent TV shows would have you believe that the most dangerous job in America is a crab fisherman, or maybe even an ice road trucker. But what the U.S.
In her new memoir Turtle's Beating Heart, Denise Low recovers the life and times of her grandfather, Frank Bruner (1889-1963), whose expression of Lenape identity was largely discouraged by mainstream society.
Casey Pycior's debut short story collection, The Spoils, is forthcoming from Switchgrass Books, an imprint of Northern Illinois University press. He is originally from Kansas, and all the stories in his book take place in and around the state. The book has received advance praise from Donald Ray Pollock, Lee Martin, Whitney Terrell, Cote Smith, and Thomas Fox Averill, among others.
Kij Johnson is a winner science fiction's greatest awards: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Award. She teaches writing at the University of Kansas, and is the associate director for the James Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction.
Console's latest book, Romanian Notebook, is a diaristic exploration of procrastination, pregnancy, and art. The day before Cyrus Console and his pregnant wife leave for a monthlong visit to Romania, they receive troubling news--the fetus she's carrying is at elevated risk for Down syndrome.
Ben Cartwright will read from his book After Our Departure, winner of the 2016 Powder Horn Prize judged by Nance Van Winckel. His recent work appears in The Pinch, Crab Creek Review, and West Branch. A graduate of KU, and longtime resident of Lawrence and Topeka, Ben now teaches at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
Please join us for an evening of readings in celebration of Langston Hughes' life and legacy in Lawrence, Kansas. Music will be provided by the Tommy Johnson Quartet. Each year, one poet and one fiction writer are awarded a $500 prize for their work. The award is co-sponsored by the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center. The 2017 Langston Hughes Award winners are Mercedes Lucero and Chloe Seim. Following the event, wine and birthday cake will be served in honor of Langston Hughes' birthday.
Crista Siglin graduated with a BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015. She has been published in Sprung Formal, KCAI’s Compendium, Not Sorry Zine, and Retrograde Craft. Siglin released her first book of poetry, Fleeting, Sacred from Spartan Press in 2015.