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Meet the Author: Mike O'Leary

Mike O'Leary
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Helen H.
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015

In one of my favorite books about writing, The Memoir Project, Marion Roach Smith says “[writing] is serious work. And it cannot be reduced to generic writing exercises and prefabricated prompts.” While reading, I was immediately offended, for I lead a prompt-based creative writing group. And my writers, as I like to call the members, produce wonderful work.

Meet the Author: Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen
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Helen H.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Kansas City is blessed to be called home by many wonderful writers and creators. Thus, it is no surprise that three of our own are included in the collection Listen to Your Mother.

Author Bridget Heos signs a copy of her book Mustache Baby

Meet the Author: Bridget Heos

Bridget Heos
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Chris K.
Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Local writer Bridget Heos is the author of Mustache Baby, Mustache Baby Meets His Match, I, Fly, and more than 70 other children's books.

Skeletons and muscles

Beyond Skin - One Local Author's Response

Justin Carter
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Helen H.
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

This fall, Johnson County Library has been looking at race: stereotypes, self-awareness, and what it means to look beyond the surface. We’ve invited you to tell us how you have been affected by race. Justin Carter, in the following essay, shares his experience. As a suburban white woman, it’s easy to subconsciously, or otherwise, believe that issues of race don’t happen in my community, my city, or even my state. My country, sure, but that’s Missouri. That’s the other United States.

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