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Story Center Speaker Series

The Story Center at Mid-Continent Public Library offers materials, resources, and programming for showcasing the print, oral, and digital stories created within. In partnership with Rainy Day Books, the Story Center showcases authors, creating opportunities for the public to learn more about the craft of writing.

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All Story Center Speaker Series presentations are held at Woodneath Library Center NE 8900 Flintlock Drive Kansas City, MO.

Check back for more Story Center Speakers Series events.

Upcoming Story Center Speaker Series events include:
 

The Story Center Speaker Series: Anne Hillerman and Tom Clavin

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Authors Anne Hillerman and Tom Clavin will visit the Story Center to discuss their most recent novels. Hillerman’s third novel, Song of the Lion, follows the further adventures of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, characters made famous by her father, novelist Tony Hillerman. Clavin's latest release, Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West, tells the true story of the lives, relationships, and adventures of the men behind the legend. Hillerman and Clavin’s appearance is a lead up to the Western Writers of America Convention in Kansas City from June 21-24. More information about the conference is at westernwriters.org. The event, presented in partnership with Rainy Day Books and The Writers Place of Kansas City, will be followed by a book sale and signing. Registration is required.

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The Story Center Speaker Series: Kathy Reichs and Fiona Barton

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Join suspense authors Kathy Reichs and Fiona Barton for a conversation about their latest books. Two Nights, Reichs’ latest book, tell the story of Sunday Night, a woman with a dark past and a thirst for justice. The Child is the follow-up to Barton's award-winning novel The Widow, and follows journalist Kate Waters as unburies the mystery of an unearthed skeleton. The event, in partnership with Rainy Day Books, will be followed by a book sale and signing. Registration is required.

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The Story Center Speaker Series: Terry Tempest Williams

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Environmental writer and activist Terry Tempest Williams will visit the Story Center to discuss her latest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks. The founder of the Environmental Humanities Program at the University of Utah, Williams has long been active in environmental issues. This event, in partnership with Rainy Day Books, will be followed by a book sale and signing. Registration is required.

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The Story Center Speaker Series: Craig Johnson

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Join author Craig Johnson, whose book series inspired the Netflix series Longmire, to hear about his latest book in the series, The Western Star. This time a long-forgotten photograph rekindles interest in a case from early in Sherriff Walt Longmire's career that unwinds a mystery in which past and present collide. Johnson's presentation, in partnership with Rainy Day Books, will be followed by a book sale and signing. Registration is required.

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