Events

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Author Talk: Chigozie Obioma’s "An Orchestra of Minorities"
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
  Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma is the author of "The Fishermen", which was a finalist for the Man Booker prize in 2015 and winner of four other awards, including an NAACP Image award and the FT/Oppenheimer prize for fiction. In his latest novel, Obioma weaves... more

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture: Jose Antonio Vargas
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
  Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture Jose Antonio Vargas, Journalist, Filmmaker, Immigrant Rights Advocate 7:00pm | Thursday, January 24, 2019 Liberty Hall Supported by The Commons and the Raven Bookstore Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist... more
Big Tent reading with John Gary Brown and Jim McCrary
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
John Gary Brown has been a professional artist, photographer, and author for almost fifty years. A native Kansan, he received his MFA from The University of Washington in Seattle. His work has been featured in Smithsonian, Architectural Digest and in numerous books. His... more

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Raven Book Chats at the Watkins: The Diaries of Reuben Smith
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:00pm
  For fifty years, Reuben Smith wrote fascinating narratives about all he experienced during territorial days, the Border War, Civil War, and early Kansas politics. Join us as editor Lana Wirt Myers discusses Reuben Smith's adventures. Books will be available... more

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

Mic Supremacy 14
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” - Audre Lorde Mic Supremacy is a POC led and centered open mic night open to the Lawrence community   https://... more

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Last Wednesday of the Month Book Group: She's Come Undone
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:45am

First Friday Book Group: Ashes to Dust
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:45am

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
The winners of the 2019 Langston Hughes Award for writing are poet Jameelah Jones and fiction writer Molly Weisbrau. Co-sponsored by the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, the award honors the work of Hughes who spent his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. Each... more
Steve Anwyll: W E L F A R E
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
The Raven Book Store and PBR Book Club present Steve Anwyll, reading from his debut novel WELFARE (the PBR Book Club January selection).  WELFARE is a coming-of-age novel about one high school boy against the world, the system, and adulthood. Leaving the comfort of... more

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 2:00pm

Sci-Fi Superstar Kij Johnson
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Kij Johnson will share stories from her journey and read from her work. Q&A to follow. Book sales courtesy of Raven Bookstore. See related event: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Workshop. Get hands on with the author!... more

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
The Commons, The Raven Bookstore, and the KU Office of First-Year Experience present: Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo - Reading and Book Signing 7:00pm Tuesday, February 5 | Liberty Hall  Supported by The Commons and the Raven Bookstore Fatimah Asghar is a... more

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Tom Clavin: Wild Bill
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
Join Raven Book Store at the Watkins Museum of History as we present Tom Clavin discussing his new book, WILD BILL. Free and open to the public: no tickets required! ABOUT THE BOOK: The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1... more

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Jane Harper, author of The Dry
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
Acclaimed Australian mystery author Jane Harper appears in conversation with Danny Caine to discuss her new novel, THE LOST MAN. Raven Book Store will sell copies of all of Harper's books for signing after the conversation.  ABOUT THE BOOK: New York... more

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:30pm

Mic Supremacy 15
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” - Audre Lorde Mic Supremacy is a POC led and centered open mic night open to the Lawrence community.   https://... more

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

Third Tuesday Book Group: A Coffin for Dimitrios
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

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