October 23, 2019
Mid-Continent Public Library’s Story Center, in partnership with Rainy Day Books, is pleased to announce the next author in The Story Center Speaker Series—acclaimed journalist and international bestselling author Michael Scott Moore. On Friday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodneath Library Center (8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO 64157), Moore will discuss his book The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast, which tells the story of his days in captivity and places his ordeal in the context of the larger political and historical issues surrounding him. His presentation will be followed by a book sale and signing.
The following morning, Saturday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m., Moore will lead a Genre Study class at The Story Center during which he will teach all the tricks and tips of nonfiction. This class is part of the Written Storytelling Certification Program from Mid-Continent Public Library and Metropolitan Community College. Both the presentation and Genre Study class are free to attend, but registration is required at mystorycenter.org.
“Michael Scott Moore is a tremendously skilled writer and storyteller, and we’re thrilled to be able to host him at the Library,” said Story Center Program Manager Shannon Thompson. “Attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about his incredible journey but also to glean insights for their own works of nonfiction.”
Mid-Continent Public Library’s Story Center offers services that empower people to create stories, share those stories, and connect with the stories of others. In addition to the Speaker Series and Storytelling Certification Program, The Story Center hosts a variety of other events and resources to support storytellers of all mediums.
The Story Center is funded in part by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Learn more at mystorycenter.org.