Our community abounds in many opportunities to connect with each other and honor Mother Earth. Let this post will help you decide which events to attend on Earth Day as well as a few choice books to read.
Lyrical and Transcendent Storytelling
Gratitude for two new immersive and lyrically-written books which center storytellers!
An Assembly of Community Gatherings, Including Juneteenth
This is an invitation to deepen your connections in our community, attend notable events in Lawrence, and checkout related reading. I hope you’ll attend several of these local happenings and that you also find books of interest. Please read on! The Wakarusa Wetlands Celebration is Sunday, July 10, rescheduled from June 5 due to potential…
On Beauty, Disability, and Motherhood: Awakening in Art, Philosophy, and Travel
Beauty and pain are viewed from multiple perspectives in locally rooted author Chloé Cooper Jones' powerfully candid debut memoir.
Leah Penniman and The Power of Food Sovereignty
To better understand the relationship between justice for Mother Earth and human freedom to nourish ourselves, Leah Penniman is one of the best teachers.
A Bookishly Gothic Reckoning
"Five days after Flora died, she was still coming to the bookstore. I’m still not strictly rational. How could I be? I sell books." --- Louise Erdrich, The Sentence --- I cannot remember when I last read a book which inspired me to uninhibitedly laugh out loud and cry heartfelt tears! I’m deeply moved by…
Migrations of Art Near and Far
As this full harvest moon shines on the autumn equinox, flights of migration and vast bird murmurations are happening! And as promised in my previous post about the artists that make Lawrence well-known as a creative place, I have more to share from local artists and their artworks in our community. This time in addition…
A Collection of Artists’ Works & Reading Recommendations
Reconnect with the art community in Lawrence, discover their newest artworks and related happenings while keeping it bookish with their recent favorite reads!
Indigenous Coming of Age Resilience With Humor and Heart
Explore Indigenous coming of age resilience with humor & heart from Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. Rendon and Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead!
Viewing Rivers and All of the Natural World More Widely
Reasons to pick up compelling memoirs of river journeys by Darcy Gaechter and Ellen McDonah and more outdoor travel memoirs.
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