National Book Award–honored author and Kansas native Lucas Bessire (Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains, 2021 Nonfiction Finalist) and Megha Majumdar (A Burning, 2020 Fiction Longlist) examine how access and power operate in their work—from an environmental disaster in the US to a fictionalized nationalist uprising in India. Join the authors for ... Read more NBF Presents: The Power of Choice
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Join us for a keynote address by Kansas author and poet Huascar Medina. He is the 2019-2022 Poet Laureate of Kansas and currently resides in Lawrence. As a Latino living in Kansas, Medina has experienced firsthand the “otherness” spoken of by Esperanza in Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street. His poems capture the sense of place, the ... Read more NEA Big Read Wichita Keynote: Un Mango Grows in Kansas
The Speakeasy@Swordfish Tom's presents poets Rye Lanae Boothe and Kansas poet laureate Huascar Medina- doors open at 6, the reading starts at 7 pm. Free for all with a one drink minimum kindly of the best cocktails in the city!