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Former Kansas City Mayor Sly James collaborated with Sean Wheelock on James’ new autobiography, A Passion for Purpose: Building Cities for Our Children. They have seamlessly incorporated the former mayor’s political philosophy and his life story into a fast-paced and entertaining story told with an informative and authentic style. James and Wheelock will engage in a dynamic conversation that includes audience participation, followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase by Ascend Books, LLC.

This event is part of our Writers Conference. Writers Conference...

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Whatever the stage of your writing life, this conference has programs that will inspire you to pick up your pen. Join us for two days of panels, workshops, and seminars covering subjects as diverse as writing fight scenes, critique partner speed dating and word sprints to get you through NaNoWriMo. The conference provides opportunities to have your professional portrait taken, to talk with experts and published authors, and to network with local writers of all genres.

Writers Conference faculty, topics and registration...

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The Young Adult Literary Council is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. We meet at three different Libraries so you can find a group close by and drop in with us.

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Our 2019 Writers Conference has a day of programming designed just for the young writer in your life. Kansas City-based children’s authors Daniel Schwabauer, L.L. McKinney, Jenn Bailey and Elizabeth Bunce present on topics...

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Join author Ron Currie in small group discussions of his novels and essays. These relaxed settings permit in-depth conversation about his themes and style.

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Ron Currie is the author of three novels including The One-Eyed Man...

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