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Rachael Perry

Local Talent: Lawrence Authors and Artists

We are certainly lucky to have such a wonderful creative community in Lawrence.  Here in the new library space, we see local musicians stopping by to record their songs, authors presenting their poetry, artists hanging new work.  Next time you’re in, I encourage you to check out something by a local author or artist.  Below are a few recommendations to get you started.

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Adventures in Extreme Reading

Author Phyllis Rose wants to take you on a literary experiment like none other.  The Shelf: From LEQ to LES opens in the stacks of the New York Society Library, where Rose has taken it upon herself to read across a single shelf of fiction in order to learn about a variety of novels in a completely arbitrary way.  “Usually we choose our reading from a preselected list of books, compiled by reviewers, award panels, librarians, teachers, and professors,” Rose explains.  “What about all those books that are never read at all, never even considered?  Let me, I thought, if only for a change, choose my reading almost blindly.  Who knows what I will find?”   Read More..