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Poetry on the Porch

October 2nd, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Eric McHenry of Topeka was today’s guest poet for Poetry on the Porch – at the William Allen White State Historic Site in Emporia. McHenry teaches poetry at Washburn University in Topeka. He read from “Potscrubber Lullabies,” his first book of poetry for which he won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, as well as from […]

E-town, events, WAW, writing

Faith & Life

August 11th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

***** ATTENTION NEWTON-AREA FOLKS ***** If you’re looking for some literary thing to do on Saturday, Aug. 13, swing by the Faith and Life Bookstore, 606 N. Main in Newton. I’ll be doing a short reading from Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State at 10 a.m. with a book-signing following, 10 […]

Flyover Book, writing

‘My Ruby Slippers’

August 2nd, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: ‘MY RUBY SLIPPERS’ “I grew up in a family that was extremely mobile,” Tracy Seeley said. “We were a very unsettled family. And my parents weren’t from Kansas. I did most of my growing up in Wichita, but we never felt, really, as if we […]

columns, other people's stuff, small towns, vittles, writing

My Tribe

July 19th, 2011 at 10:45 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate MY TRIBE I spent a day with my tribe recently – a group of writers. Many of them were strangers to me, and yet in the company of other authors there’s an immediate nod of brotherhood, a thread of passion […]

columns, small towns, writing

Honored to be on the list

June 22nd, 2011 at 3:12 pm

***** Today the State Library of Kansas and the Kansas Center for the Book released the 2011 Kansas Notable Book List: The 2011 Kansas Notable Books are (alphabetical by title and brief synopsis): Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions by Amy Barickman (Shawnee Mission)  Inspired by Kansan Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and […]

Flyover Book, Kansans, writing

Kevin Rabas reads Spider Face

June 14th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Tonight, at the Lyon County Historical Museum, Kevin Rabas read from Spider Face, his brand new collection of short stories. Kevin Rabas has also published two volumes of poetry: Bird’s Horn, and Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano. Check out Kevin’s website to learn more about his books or to purchase them. Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano won […]

Kansans, other people's stuff, writing

Writing With Words and Light

May 24th, 2011 at 10:07 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Tom Parker WRITING WITH WORDS AND LIGHT “We traded two-and-a-half million people for a town without a blinking light, which is very, very nice,” Tom Parker said. Tom Parker and his wife, Lori, moved from Denver to Blue Rapids 11 years ago. They were anxious […]

columns, Kansans, other people's stuff, writing

Kansas Opera Houses

April 10th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Jane Rhoads signs a copy of her book “Kansas Opera Houses: Actors & Community Events, 1855-1925” for me this afternoon at a Meet the Authors event at the Kansas Originals Market in Wilson. I was there with my book and about 10 other authors signed books as well.

events, Flyover Book, writing

Meet the Authors

April 5th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Pardon the pumpkins, I took this photo last October. This is the Kansas Originals Market at Wilson, Kansas. Exit 206 on I-70.  233 Hwy 232. Next Sunday, Kansas Originals will host their 2011 “Meet the Authors” Event. Come on out to Wilson. I always enjoy meeting fellow Kansans! Sunday, April 10, 2011 11 a.m. – […]

commerce, Flyover Book, writing

Rural Life in the ’40s

March 22nd, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: RURAL LIFE IN THE ‘40s Although many older Kansans walked on dirt roads and across dusty fields for a mile or more to a country schoolhouse, my generation missed out on the one-room experience. My school, which opened in 1956, had more than 30 rooms. […]

columns, history, Kansans, other people's stuff, writing

Reading Jackie

March 15th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

My guess is that author William Kuhn uses Google Alerts. A couple of hours after I posted today’s column “Moving Books” (below) which mentioned Jackie Kennedy Onassis, William Kuhn left a comment. In December 2010, Kuhn published “Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books.” Jackie Kennedy worked on something like a hundred books as an editor […]

columns, writing