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E.g., 06/19/2019
E.g., 06/19/2019

Johnson County Library sponsors a monthly creative writing contest. Four local writers – Tim Tankard, Mary Silwance, Martha Gershun and Kayla Wiltfong – will each share their winning entry. Learn more about the monthly writing contest and enter your works »

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Poets Jamie Heller and Al Ortolani will lead an interactive poetry writing experience. Members of the audience will contribute to a group project guided by the presenters. Heller and Ortolani will respond with their own work in a style that celebrates a day’s moments that deserve recognition before they drift by, as moments do.

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Aisha Sharif will read from her book, To Keep From Undressing. This is a sensitive poetry collection about her experiences as an African-American Muslim woman. Time for discussion will address her writing process, and she welcomes discussion about cultural identity.

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He’s an astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on the hit TV show “The Big Bang Theory,” and now a New York Times bestselling author.

You can meet Mike Massimino and hear all about the adventures detailed in his book, Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe.

Massimino grew up a working class kid who realized the dream of becoming an astronaut and flying in space. He made two action-packed missions to the Hubble Telescope and four...

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Poets Diane Glancy and Peter Mishler will share selections from their newest collections. There will be time for discussion of the stories and influences behind their poems, and each will touch on their own approach to the craft of writing.

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