National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library


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1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604-1374

Tel: 785/580-4400
Fax: 785/580-4496
http://www.tscpl.org

True Grit by Charles Portis

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True Grit
Charles Portis

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Events

Tallgrass Express String Band

Kick-Off our Big Read Celebration of True Grit with the Tallgrass Express String Band, pride of the Flint Hills. Just like Mattie and her crew, Annie and her band will lead you on a wild musical chase through the Old West. Ain’t no tallgrass gonna stop ‘em!

Event Location: 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604-1374

Date: Sun, Feb 1, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

What True Grit (Might Have) Looked Like

Step back into the time of True Grit and enjoy the photographs of F.M. Steele who photographed the last years of open range ranching and cowboys with Jim Hoy, author and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies. Visit the Sabatini Gallery to view the F.M Steele exhibit.

Event Location: 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604-1374

Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit: Keynote Thomas Fox Averill

Join Thomas Fox Averill in a discussion of the novel True Grit as true grist for the American Western. Averill will define the Western genre, speak to readers' enduring connection with the novel, and discuss what the story says about our culture. Averill authored the award-winning 2011 novel rode.

Event Location: 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604-1374

Date: Sun, Feb 22, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: True Grit

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