Friday, June 7, 2013

HITTING THE HIGH NOTES AT BLUEBIRD BOOKS

Local Hutchinsonian, Randy Key, will be leading a Songwriting Clinic at 2-4 pm on Saturday, June 8, at Bluebird Books, 2 South Main. In Hutch, of course.

EPP: PETALS OF A KANSAS SUNFLOWER

Melvin D. Eppwill read from Petals of a Kansas Sunflower: A Mennonite Diaspora on Saturday, June 8, at 5:00, at Eighth Day Books, 2838 E. Douglas in Wichita.

From Eighth Day Books: His reminiscences frame the poetry of Marie Harder Epp, a farm wife who captures changing textures of Mennonite life in 20th century Kansas: buggies to cars, German to English, isolation to global outreach. A scientist raised on the family farmstead, Melvin returned to Whitewater after retirement and writes from a deep fascination with his Kansas roots.

TWO SIGNINGS FOR ATWOOD IN LARNED

When Randy Attwood returns to Larned for a reunion this weekend, he will have two book signings. Writes Attwood:

When I have my book signing Friday, June 7, 5 to 7 p.m.; Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. at Chill N Grill, 423 Broadway, in addition to the Larned-based novel Crazy About You will be seven other titles. One More Victim has many Kansas and Larned-based stories.

More about Attwood’s other titles at www.randyattwood.blogspot.com

GAUNT: THE BLANE GAME

Eighth Day Books at 2838 E. Douglas in Wichita, invites readers:

Join us on Friday evening at 7:00 as local author Philip Gaunt reads from his science fiction-suspense novel, The Blane Game. With an uncanny ability to hear other people's thoughts, Gaunt's hero finds himself part of a secret government project involving big oil, aliens, and a race to save the planet. A WSU professor for the last 23 years, Dr. Gaunt is a former BBC journalist whose research focuses on international and intercultural communication.

Monday, June 3, 2013

LAURA MORIARTY AT THE BLUEBIRD

Laura Moriarty will be signing copies of The Chaperone at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 5, at Bluebird Books at 2 S. Main in Hutchinson.

About The Chaperone: "Of all the bob-haired, knee-showing flappers . . . Louise Brooks was the one, in real life at least, who was truly wild and rebellious." Laura's website.

SEWELL, PORUBSKY AT WILSON READING SERIES

Leah Sewell and Matt Porubsky will be the featured poets at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 18, for the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Resource Library, 9875 West 87th Street, Overland Park.

More about both artists at their websites, for Porubsky, http://www.mppoetry.com, and Sewell, hsttp://lsewel.tumblr.com. The program is sponsored by www.writersplace.org.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

MORIARTY AT WATERMARK BOOKS

Laura Moriarty’s The Chaperone is described by Watermark Books and Cafe as an enchanting story that ranges from the farms of Kansas to bustling 1920s New York City.

The Chaperone is inspired by the real-life relationship between the 15-year-old, future movie star Louise Brooks – cantankerous, irreverent, blossoming with sexuality and sporting her black bob with bangs – and the older, conservative, Midwestern woman who chaperoned Louise to New York City for a summer. It’s the story of an unlikely friendship between two women who couldn’t be more different, and how the summer spent together in New York City forever changes both their lives.

Moriarty will be at Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas in Wichita at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 4