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New Letters presents Author Thomas Kennedy and Memoirist Lisa Stewart

September 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Events

[The following was provided by the College of Arts and Sciences, News Letters.]

Award-winning author Thomas E. Kennedy will read from his newly published short fiction on Monday, Oct. 8, at the UMKC Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51 St. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the iX Theatre on the first floor of the library. Admission is free.

Joining Kennedy will be Lisa D. Stewart, who will read from her memoir-in-progress “My People: Alone on Horseback Through Middle America.”

Kennedy’s latest books include “Getting Lucky: 20 New & Selected Stories, 1982-2012,” published by New American Press, and “Falling Sideways,” a novel just out from Bloomsbury Books. He is a winner of the O. Henry Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the European Competitions and a National Magazine Award, and has frequently contributed to New Letters magazine.  

The event is sponsored by the UMKC New Letters magazine, with special support for Kennedy’s appearance by the Bernardin-Haskell Lecture Fund.

Magazine writer and poet Lisa D. Stewart will read from her memoir about the more than four weeks and over 500 miles she rode solo on her horse, Chief, through eastern Kansas and western Missouri, from mid-May to mid-June 2012.

Stewart, a resident of Prairie Village, Kan., grew up on farms in Oklahoma and Missouri, and has published groundbreaking articles on saddle fitting and horse care.

Kennedy will have a book signing following the reading.

For more information about this event please visit New Letters or call the New Letters office at (816)235-1168.