Pam Grout is a hopeless romantic who still believes the world is a beautiful place, that people are noble and that anything is possible. For a living (and she always wonders why people think that's such an important question), she writes books and articles for such places as People magazine, Men's Journal, CNN Travel and Huffington Post.
Join Dennis Etzel, Jr., Joe Harrington, Annette Billings, Kevin Rabas, Leah Sewell, et. al. for this poetic hootenanny that is part of Lawrence's Free State Festival 2016.
Molly will be selling and signing copies of her debut novel, Joy Again. The novel follows the journey of a woman grappling with the aftermath of her husband’s sudden and mysterious death.
Terrell will be reading from his new novel, The Good Lieutenant. The novel literally starts with a bang as an operation led by Lieutenant Emma Fowler of the Twenty-seventh Infantry Battalion goes spectacularly wrong. Men are dead--one, a young Iraqi, by her hand. Others were soldiers in her platoon. And the signals officer, Dixon Pulowski.
An acclaimed American novelist with a keen eye for our biggest issues and themes turns his gaze to Iraq, with astonishing results
Reading: Richard Jenkyns, Author of Classical Literature: An Epic Journey from Homer to Virgil and Beyond
What makes Greek and Roman literature great? How has classical literature influenced Western culture? What did Greek and Roman authors learn from each other? Richard Jenkyns is emeritus Professor of the Classical Tradition and the Public Orator at the University of Oxford. His books include Virgil's Experience and The Victorians and Ancient Greece, acclaimed as 'masterly' by History Today.
G.W. Bowersock, The New York Review of Books
"There is scarcely anything on which he does not offer an original apercu, sometimes illuminating, sometimes simply provocative, but always worth reading... Jenkyns's view of ancient literature is Olympian."
When she was 22, Louise Krug had brain surgery that saved her life but left her with physical impairments. Now, ten years later and embarking on marriage, motherhood, and a college teaching career, she still struggles with knowing how to live. In her startling and hilarious memoir, Tilted: The Post-Brain Surgery Journals, Krug uses the third person to explore driving to hearing aids, neighbors and mom-friends.