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After Moby-Dick: An Anthology of New Poetry

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Book launch and poetry reading with editor and esteemed Melville scholar Elizabeth Schultz   After Moby~Dick is an anthology that includes sixty-one poems – all written since 2000 by contemporary American poets. All works in the collection are inspired by Melville’s seafaring epic novel, Moby-Dick. In assembling After Moby~Dick, the editors conducted a search for … [more]


2020 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS

Celebrate Langston Hughes’s birthday with a reading reception for Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award winners, complete with birthday cake and live music! Co-sponsored by The Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, and supported by the Thomas D. Galloway Family, the award honors the work of Hughes, who spent his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. … [more]


Dear Lawrence: Breathe

Dear Lawrence, What do you do to take care of yourself these days? It could be anything from a phone call with a friend, a "T-shirt of the day" tradition, a favorite meal, a workout, or writing in your journal. We want to remind you to take time and just breathe, stop and look at … [more]


Clint Smith: How the Word is Passed

Liberty Hall 644 Massachussetts St., Lawrence, KS

Masks and proof of vaccination will be required at Liberty Hall. Click here for more information on the venue's COVID policies. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads readers through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—including those that are honest about the past and those that are not—offering an intergenerational … [more]