On Sunday, January 9, 2011, from 2:00-3:00pm in the Topeka Room (204), Kansas Author Reaona Hemmingway, a distant relative to Ernest, tells us about her voracious writing career and her influences.
She discusses how she wrote 12 novels in three years while her grandmother, Doris Hemmingway, resided in an Alzheimer’s nursing facility. Reaona’s family read the novels to Doris as a means to visit with her once she lost the ability to converse.
Following Doris’ death in December 2007, Reaona began editing her novels for publication. To date, she has published three novels and one collection of short stories.
A book signing follows the author talk. For more information on this event or the Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Author series, call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a 21st-century, landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique, meeting rooms, and free computer and Internet access and training.
Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.