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October 2017

Speaking Event with Author John Grisham

October 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adobe Venue, 1300 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67214 United States
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$35.00
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Sarah Bagby will host John Grisham in conversation with Clare Vanderpool about Grisham's newest book The Rooster Bar. John Grisham is the author of thirty-one novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers. Of his writing, he has said, "I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial." Clare Vanderpool is the award-winning author…

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November 2017

Middle of the Map 2017 Fall Conference

November 3, 2017 - November 4, 2017
BEST Conference Center, University of Kansas Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213 United States
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Members: $180 Non-Members: $200 Friday, Nov. 3th: Manuscript critiques, portfolio reviews and pitch sessions will be held Friday evening, Nov. 3, at the Embassy Suites hotel. Join other conference attendees to "mix and mingle" in a reserved area of the lobby. Saturday, Nov. 4th: The conference runs Saturday, Nov. 4th, from 8:15 am – 5:30 pm at the BEST Conference Center, University of Kansas Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS. The event ends with a reception and book signing with…

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April 2018

Unbound Book Festival

April 20 - April 21
Missouri Theater, 203 S 9th St
Columbia, MO 65211 United States
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Free

Nationally-recognized and bestselling authors across many different genres will come to mid-Missouri to discuss their work and participate in a variety of stimulating events and environments. The third annual event will take place at various venues around Columbia, including the keynote address on Friday night at the Missouri Theatre and the full day of events on the Stephens College campus on Saturday.  There will be separate programs for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Events

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Presentations at Evangel College

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - April 27 @ 3:00 pm
Evangel College, 1111 N. Glenstone, , MO 65802
Springfield, MO 65802 United States
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Thursday, April 26 (7:00 p.m.): Presentation open to the public in the AGTS Seymour Chapel Friday, April 27 (12:00 p.m.): Children’s/Young Adult Literature-focused session open to Evangel students in Trask 102 Friday, April 27 (3:00 p.m.): Master Class in Creative Writing open to Evangel students in Trask 102

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May 2018

Lit Up Teen Book Festival

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Woodneath Library, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157 United States
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Lit Up is a book festival for teenagers and young adults. Founded by Emery Uhlig, a 15-year-old Kansas City student, Lit Up 2018 is hosted by the Mid-Continent Public Library and features acclaimed authors and illustrators. It includes author talks, panels, writing and illustrating clinics, a writing contest, a poetry slam, music, a podcast, and food trucks!

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