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KPR Presents: Quarantine Stories, Tell Us Your Story | KPR

How are YOU coping with the COVID pandemic? Whether you’re sheltering at home or an essential worker, Kansas Public Radio wants to hear from you! KPR is collecting your self-recorded stories of living through this challenging time, in partnership with the Kansas Historical Society, the Watkins Museum, the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lawrence Public … [more]


Film Festival Day Phoenix, Oregon Screening April 11 Boosts Disrupted Fests | Movie Maker

By Tim Molloy on April 5, 2020 Film lovers can support film festivals disrupted by COVID-19 by taking part in a virtual screening of the independent film Phoenix, Oregon for Film Festival Day this coming Saturday, April 11. The Film Festival Alliance and the independent streaming platform Theatrical-At-Home are presenting the event, and a filmmaker Q&A will be … [more]



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‘Vagina Monologues’ production to feature stories of Lawrence women | LJW

By Lauren Fox on February 12, 2020 In “The Vagina Monologues: Liberated Sisters,” on stage this week at the Lawrence Arts Center, director Sadie Barbee seeks to share the stories of women whose voices have been muted. “One of my favorite lines in the show is, ‘We forget the vagina. What else would explain our … [more]






Poetry and fiction submissions sought for the 2020 Langston Hughes Awards | LJW

By Kathy Hanks on November 18, 2019 It’s time for Douglas County residents to finish the story they’re working on or polish up their poems and submit them for the 2020 Langston Hughes Awards. The annual event, jointly sponsored this year by the Lawrence Arts Center and The Raven Book Store, will offer two awards … [more]