Arts and Culture

Carmack Community Room

Celebrate the written word! Creative writers have been sharing their work aloud for as long as there has been creative writing. In this session, listen to locally and nationally known writers present their poetry and prose.

The Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series is co-sponsored by The Writers Place.

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"Joshua Mohr is no stranger to second chances. In his memoir Sirens he recounts his journey from addiction to recovery to relapse and back again, and the experience of suffering three strokes in his 30s, the last of which reveals that he has an 8-millimeter hole in his heart. Mohr's prose is lean and scrappy — a featherweight boxer that packs a punch...  He speaks with as much fluency about literary structure as he does about tattoos and punk rock. 'I'm not afraid to bare all,' Mohr says, and that while writing this memoir he found himself 'clinging to the capital-T truth...' " Agatha...

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Carmack Community Room

Joshua Mohr will talk about his addiction and recovery, writing both fiction and memoir, and what drives his compulsion to write with time for Q&A.

Joshua Mohr is the author of the memoir Sirens (2017), as well as five novels including Damascus, which The New York Times called "Beat-poet cool." His work Some Things that Meant the World to Me was one of O Magazine's Top 10 reads of 2009. Termite Parade was an Editors' Choice in The New York Times. His novel All This Life won...

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Board games have been played for more than 4,000 years, and they have never stopped being fun. You can bring your favorites to share and get to know new people. We have games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and Apples to Apples on-hand. All ages are welcomed.

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Carmack Community Room

Join the Johnson County Genealogical Society and discover the rich research resources available to you. Society meetings cover business items and training sessions. Learn about the workings of the JCGS as well as specific genealogy research topics.

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