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Celebrate WU Literary Week September 11-16, 2023

2023 iREAD Book Cover "Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education"

iREAD Lecture

We are pleased to announce the The 2023-24 iREAD selection Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education by Lawrence Goldstone. The iREAD lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2023 in White Concert Hall, Washburn University campus.

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Kansas Book Award and Kansas Book Festival

University Library is thrilled to host the 12th annual Kansas Book Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  This year’s Festival will include author presentations, as well as outdoor performances, food trucks, and exhibitor tents with publishers and authors from around Kansas. The event is free and open to the public! Events are held in University Library and Memorial Union. Exhibitors and performers will be outdoors.

2021 Hefner Heitz KS Book Award Winning Book Cover "Sitting Pretty"

The Festival will be kicked off at 4pm on Friday, September 15 in University Library by the Hefner-Heitz Kansas Book Award ceremony, sponsored by the Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection. The winner, Catherine Browder, will read from her book, Resurrection City: Stories from the Disaster Zone. Learn more about the Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award.

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