In The Sum of Two Mothers, Topeka poet Dennis Etzel Jr. opens a discussion about equality, gender roles, and acceptance. Check out the book from your library and join the conversation.
Surround yourself with poetry and honor poets of today and yesteryear by reading their works. Check out poetry books or audiobooks from your library. Here are a few we recommend.
Publishing written work can seem daunting. Read on for advice from veteran writers and editors Denise Low, Dennis Etzel Jr., Thomas Fox Averill, and Eric McHenry. You’ll also learn more about what the library can do to help you improve your writing and connect with other writers in your community.
The library encourages you to check out these great stories penned by local authors. As the winter weather settles in, mix in some local flavor in your reading material. May we suggest pairing it with a hot chocolate from a locally owned coffee shop?
Leah Sewell’s debut collection, Birth in Storm, evokes haunting images that draw readers back for frequent rereading, with striking sound quality that invites us to read aloud and savor the syllables. Sewell discusses her poetic influences, future writing plans, and more in this original interview.
Thomas Fox Averill is the author of three novels, three collections of short fiction, and numerous articles and poems. In this original interview, the award-winning author discusses his work, connection to Kansas, and future plans.