Kansas Book Fest West

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Program Type:

Book Discussion, Workshop

Age Group:

Teen, Adult
Registration for this event will be open from September 17, 2024 @ 9:00am to October 15, 2024 @ 6:00pm.

Program Description

Event Details

Join us as four Kansas authors from Topeka's Kansas Book Festival venture West and visit with us right here in Salina.  

Paul Crenshaw, a prize-winning essayist, is the author of a Melt With Me (2023), a compilation of personal and historical essays about how pop culture and the Cold War shaped the fears and dreams of those coming of age in the 1980s.  Paul lives in Lawrence.

Lara Avery, a highly praised novelist from Topeka, is the author of The Year of Second Chances (August 2024), a story of love and grief, in which a young widow discovers that her dying husband signed her up for a dating app. 

Trish Reeves, who taught for 21 years at Haskell Indian Nations University, is a poet living in Prairie Village, Kansas. Her most recent work, The Receipt (2023), blends poetry with history in a tribute to the enduring human spirit.

M.A. Monnin calls herself a writer of  mysteries with a touch of romance.  Her latest work is Death in St. George’s (2024), the third in the Intrepid Traveler Mystery series.  Monnin lives in Kansas City, MO.

These titles and others by these authors are available for check-out at Salina Public Library.  The authors will also have books for sale on the evening of the event.



Filming and Photography Policy

The Salina Public Library is permitted to take photographs and video footage of people of all ages at the library and Library sponsored events for publicity. Anyone who does not wish to be photographed or filmed may opt-out by notifying Library staff. Names of patrons will not be used in publicity without consent.