Literary

Artist to Watch: G.S. Griffin

Socialism is quite frequently brought up as a buzzword — particularly during election season, when candidates either struggle to explain it or rush to condemn it, even as the average

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Rabbit hOle Set to Open in 2021

These days, any update on the Rabbit hOle, the world’s first Explor-a-Storium, needs to address a certain elephant in the room. When will it open? Co-founders Pete Cowdin and Debbie

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Spartan Press: Purveyor of Poetry

Of the literary arts, poetry is perhaps the least understood yet the most appreciated. And the range of contemporary works is vast, from the plainspoken musings of Billy Collins to

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Honors: Maryfrances Wagner

Maryfrances Wagner has established a national reputation through her poetry, but her latest accolade is one from the heartland. The Independence-based poet is the recipient of a 2020 Missouri Arts

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Revisiting ‘The King of Kings County’

Now, with the historic decision to rename the J.C. Nichols fountain and other Nichols memorials in response to these protests, it seemed a good time to revisit Whitney Terrell’s groundbreaking 2005 novel, “The King of Kings County,” inspired by the racist real estate covenants that formed many of the residential neighborhoods in Kansas City.

Artist to Watch: G.S. Griffin

Artist to Watch: G.S. Griffin

Socialism is quite frequently brought up as a buzzword — particularly during election season, when candidates either struggle to explain it or rush to condemn it, even as the average voter remains oblivious to just what socialism means.

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Rabbit hOle Set to Open in 2021

Rabbit hOle Set to Open in 2021

These days, any update on the Rabbit hOle, the world’s first Explor-a-Storium, needs to address a certain elephant in the room. When will it open? Co-founders Pete Cowdin and Debbie Pettid originally hoped the four-story warehouse turned children’s literature museum in North Kansas City might be up and running by the end of 2019.

Library Lets Loose – Virtual Edition, This Saturday, September 12

Join our Honorary Hosts Cindy Wallis-Lage and Kent Lage, on September 12 for our signature fundraising event – as we embrace the virtual experience this year! New this Year: Virtual Event Library lovers everywhere can enjoy this festive, FREE, family-friendly online event.  Guests will enjoy a brief, fun opening reception then move on to choose from a variety of virtual rooms […]

Library Lets Loose – Virtual Edition

Join Honorary Hosts Cindy Wallis-Lage and Kent Lage, on September 12 for Johnson County Library’s signature fundraising event, Library Lets Loose – as they embrace the virtual experience this year! Library lovers everywhere can enjoy this festive, family-friendly online event.  Guests will enjoy a brief, fun program then move on to choose from a variety […]

Poem: ‘Pandemic’

Wyatt says this poem was as tricky to write as a villanelle. Her work has been read on NPR, featured in “American Life in Poetry,” and published in journals including New Letters, The Paris Review, and The Yale Review.

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