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Saturday, December 16th 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Adult Senior Teens
Local Authors Outside

Meet local authors as they share connections of their work to outside spaces—enhancing our connections to nature and sense of place. Each author will speak for approximately 20-minutes and then we’ll enjoy a hike! Sturdy shoes and a jacket are recommended; moderate hiking and uneven surfaces are possible. This series of events is co-sponsored by Lawrence Public Library and Kansas Native Plant Society. If there is inclement weather, we will meet inside each noted address.

Caleb Morse

SAT | Dec 16 | 1–2:30 PM | McGregor Herbarium | 2045 Constant Ave.

Visit woodland trails at Douglas County Lake with Caleb Morse, contributor to Flora of North America.

If there is inclement weather, we will meet inside the Herbarium.

 

Denise Low and Thomas Pecore Weso

SAT | Dec 30 | 1-2:30 PM | Lyons Park | 700 N. Lyon St.

Walk to the former Delaware trading post on Lake St. with Denise Low and Thomas Pecore Weso.

· Denise Low, 2nd Kansas Poet Laureate, is an award-winning author of prose and poetry, including The Turtle’s Beating Heart: One Family’s Story of Lenape Survival.

· Thomas Pecore Weso wrote the award-winning Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir.

* If there is inclement weather we will meet inside the Ballard Center, 708 Elm St.

 

Elizabeth Schultz

SAT | Jan 6 | 1-2:30 PM | Prairie Park | 2730 Harper St.

Visit the prairie with Elizabeth Schultz, author of The Sauntering Eye: Kansas Meditations.

If there is inclement weather we will meet inside the Prairie Park Nature Center.

 

Ken Lassman

SAT |Jan 27 |1-2:30 PM | Baker Wetlands Discovery Center |1365 N 1250 Rd.

Visit the Wakarusa Wetlands with Ken Lassman, author of Wild Douglas County.

If there is inclement weather, we will meet inside the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center.

 

George Frazier

SAT| Feb 10 |1-2:30 PM | Baker Wetlands Discovery Center |1365 N 1250 Rd.

Visit the Breidenthal Woods with George Frazier, author of The Last Wild Places of Kansas: Journeys into Hidden Landscapes.

If there is inclement weather, we will meet inside the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center. Please note: the classroom at the Discovery Center is reserved for another (private) program.

RSVP needed, contact Shirley: sbraunlich@lplks.org or (785) 843-3833.

 

Annette Hope Billings

SAT | Mar 10 |1-2:30 PM | Wakarusa Valley Heritage Museum | 716 N 1190 Rd Lawrence, KS

Meet Annette Hope Billings, author of A Net Full of Hope. And learn about the rich history in this area that became the Bloomington Area of Clinton Lake.

If there is inclement weather, we will meet inside the museum.

 

Kelly Barth

SAT | Apr 14 |1-2:30 PM | Baker Wetlands east gate |Haskell Ave & N 1250 Rd.

Visit the Baker Wetlands with Kelly Barth, author of My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus.

If there is inclement weather, we will meet inside the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, 1365 N 1250 Rd.

 

Kelly Kindscher

SUN | May 6 |1-2:30 PMCarpool via the parking lot north of the river bridge on the east side |             N. 2 nd St. & Locust St. 

Visit the Rockefeller Prairie (KU Biological Reserve) with Kelly Kindscher, author of Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie: An Ethnobotanical Guide.

If there is extreme weather, we will cancel.

  • Contact: Shirley Braunlich
  • Contact Information: sbraunlich@lplks.org