Kansas Poets Trail

In honor of Poetry month, two Topeka authors featured on the Kansas Poets Trail in downtown Wichita will join us on Wednesday, April 18, 7-8:15 pm in the Marvin Auditorium, Room 101C.  Duane Herrmann & Dr. Robert Lawson will talk about the Kansas Poets Trail and their own poetry writing.

Duane Herrmann’s work has been published since 1969 and is now in a dozen countries in four languages.  It has won several state & national awards.

Robert Lawson is a retired Professor of English at Washburn University where he taught for over 30 years and served as the general editor of The Woodley Press from 1980-2000.  His academic background includes study in the areas of Philosophy, English and Oriental Studies with degrees in each from the University of Kansas.  He has written and published poetry, fiction and plays.

Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow talk.  For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.