Reading: Denise Low & Dennis Etzel, Jr.

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.

Book Launch & Reading: Kij Johnson

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.

The River Bank: A Sequel to Kenneth Grahame's the Wind in the Willows Cover Image
By Kij Johnson, Kathleen Jennings (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781618731302
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Small Beer Press - September 19th, 2017

Washington Post Notable Books: "A charming and funny sequel to Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows."

Reading: Romalyn Tilghman

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.

Reading: Alissa Nutting

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.

Made for Love: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062280558
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Published: Ecco - July 4th, 2017


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Reading: David Carter

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