The spirit of the supernatural is the common denominator between the two books selected by Kansas schoolchildren for the 2021 William Allen White Children’s Book Awards. Voters in Grades 3 through 5 selected “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden. Voters in Grades 6 through 8 chose “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes.
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Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives presents a discussion with Cheryl Unruh and Tracy Million Simmons, editors of 105: Meadowlark Reader, a new literary journal dedicated to creative nonfiction by Kansas authors.
Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives invites the campus and community to literary readings from two Kansas novels published by Meadowlark Books, an Emporia-based independent press dedicated to books from the Midwest. To view livestreams and recordings of these events, and to submit questions for Q&A segments, attendees can visit emporia.edu/live.
Hear “Odyssey” read by award-winning translator Stanley Lombardo as Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives will celebrate National Translation Month.
The William Allen White Children’s Book Awards will move to a virtual space for the 2020 celebration on Oct. 2.
While the office in William Allen White Library is closed due to the COVID-19 situation, ESU Special Collections and Archives is offering alternative ways for the community to connect with them.
On March 5, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives will present the exhibit "Over the Rainbow and Down the Street: Exploring the World of Children’s Literature."
ESU Special Collections and Archives will host “The Harlem Renaissance,” a presentation and discussion by Lem Sheppard, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Learning Commons of William Allen White Library. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.
Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives and the William Allen White Community Partnership, Inc. invite the community to a program in celebration of William Allen White’s 152nd birthday and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
As part of Emporia’s All Veterans Tribute!, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives will present the documentary “From Horse Cavalry to B-29: The Kansas Homefront During World War II” twice next week.