Twelve Communities to Host Poet Laureate of Kansas™ Events

Eric McHenry Photo courtesy of Kelly Magerkurth

Eric McHenry
Photo courtesy of Kelly Magerkurth

KHC announced the 12 Kansas communities that will host Poet Laureate of Kansas events in 2015-2016. Presentations and discussions exploring the humanities through poetry will be led by Eric McHenry of Lawrence, Kan., who was named the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Kansas in May.

Sept. 19, 2015: Leavenworth Public Library (Cindy McGuire, project director)

Sept. 26: Glasco Community Foundation (Joan Nothern, project director)

Oct. 5: Newton Public Library (Dan Eells, project director)

Nov. 10: Cimarron City Library (Sara McFarland, project director)

Nov. 11: Dodge City Public Library (Michael Biltz, project director)

Jan. 21, 2016: Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, Hutchinson (Mimi Meredith, project director)

Apr. 8: Hays Public Library (Lucia Bain, project director)

Apr. 12: Pioneer Memorial Library, Colby (Melany Wilks, project director)

Apr. 19: Kinsley Public Library (Joan Weaver, project director)

Apr. 19: Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility, Larned (Lana Hopkins, project director)

May 7: Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green (Lynn Smith, project director)

June 16: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (Miranda Ericsson, project director)

Support for the Poet Laureate of Kansas has been provided by the Friends of Naomi Patterson; the Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust; and KHC Friends of the Humanities.

For more information or to donate to the Poet Laureate of Kansas program, click here.