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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: Danny Clinkscale

Thursday, August 31 | 7:00 (Liberty Branch)
Join Kansas City 810 Sports broadcaster Danny Clinkscale as he talks about his book, Leaving Cancer for the Circus: An American Odyssey Inspired by Love and Recovery. The book describes how a baseball team's journey to post-season play gave way to a personal journey of cancer survivorship for Clinkscale. A book signing will follow the author’s presentation. Registration is required.

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The Story Center Speaker Series: Craig Johnson

Thursday, September 21 | 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 Sheriff 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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The Story Center Speaker Series: Shanthi Sekaran

Tuesday, September 26 | 7:00 p.m.
Join author Shanthi Sekaran for a discussion of her latest book, "Lucky Boy". In the novel, Sekaran examines what defines family as two women experience the joys and despair of motherhood when they are united by their love for one lucky boy. Sekaran's talk, offered 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: Colleen Hoover

Wednesday, October 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Join New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover for a discussion of her latest book Without Merit. The novel delivers a powerful look into the lies and secrets that bind together the Voss family and the power of forgiveness, love, and truth. Hoover's presentation, in partnership with Rainy Day Books, will be followed by a book sale and signing. In order to have a book signed, you must purchase it at the event. Registration is required.

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The Story Center Speaker Series: William Kent Krueger

Wednesday, October 11 | 7:00 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger will discuss his latest novel, "Sulfur Springs." In this latest book, Cork O'Connor and his new bride receive a disturbing voicemail that seems to be a confession of murder. Krueger’s talk, offered in partnership with Rainy Day Books, will be followed by a book sale and signing. Registration is required.

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