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Archive of Previous Book Discussions, Author Interviews, and Other Literary Events

  • Book Discussion: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, held on March 30, 2011, at Mystery Manor on Info Island in Second Life.



  • A Book Discussion of Cripple Creek, written by James Sallis. This discussion comprised the monthly meeting of the "Waiting for the Other Gumshoe to Drop" discussion group, which was held at Mystery Manor on Info Island in Second Life on March 30, 2010



  • A Book Discussion of American Rust, written by Philipp Meyer. This discussion comprised the monthly meeting of the "Waiting for the Other Gumshoe to Drop" discussion group, which was held at Mystery Manor on Info Island in Second Life on February 16, 2010



  • A conversation with Inge Auerbacher and Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride, co-authors of Children of Terror, a book about their experiences as young girls before, during, and after the Holocaust. The conversation took place on January 27, 2010



  • A Book Discussion of Chasing the Devil's Tail, written by David Fullmer. This discussion comprised the monthly meeting of the "Waiting for the Other Gumshoe to Drop" discussion group, which was held at Mystery Manor on Info Island in Second Life on January 26, 2010



  • Author discussion with Debi Gliori, author of No Matter What, her charming picture book that cleverly explores the theme of unconditional love. This discussion was held on Friday, November 18, 2005. No Matter What is the official selection for Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, the Kansas State Library’s One State-One Book project for 2005 highlighting the importance of reading to preschoolers. Ms. Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr. Bear series. She won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1997. She lives in Scotland, near Edinburgh.





  • Group book discussion, let by graduate students from the U. of Nebraska-Lincoln, of the novel My Antonia by Willa Cather, recorded on September 21, 2004.
    Audio Recording of the discussion of My Antonia (large WMA file; playback time of 97 minutes)
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