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…Like This — Art Work by Perry Shepard

…Like This - a poetically-inspired interactive visual art exhibit

…Like This

a poetically-inspired interactive visual art exhibit on display beginning 29 November, 2019 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm and during the month of December at Aimee’s Coffee House at 1025 Massachusetts St. Lawrence Kansas, 66044.

In this day and age, life is in a rapid state of change.  With the explosion of labeling due to technology, the internet and social media is used from the highest level of our society to the littlest child holding a tablet or phone in their hands. We are re-defining what society is and what it means.

With this in mind, Perry Shepard is asking viewers of his work to reflect on your lives. If any of the paintings touch your mind and memories, relabel the work by writing a sentence that ends in ....like this.

Once the show is over, Perry will take the labeled pieces and develop a book of poems inspired by viewers labeling.  The exhibit will open at 7:00pm. Perry will introduce the exhibit and read some poems.  Perry will then open the mike for poets to share their words. 

BOOKS BY PERRY SHEPARD

THE HERO Versus Me & Monkey Jo - a novel by Perry Shepard

THE HERO Versus Me & Monkey Jo - a novel by Perry Shepard

THE HERO Versus Me & Monkey Jo - a novel

ARTWORK BY PERRY SHEPARD

Art

Perry L. Shepard is a Vietnam veteran who has written two novels: The Hero Versus Me and Monkey Jo, and Hard Love. He has also co-written two plays in the anthology titled Annabelle. He won a second place award in the Eber and Wein’s Best American Poetry of 2013, an honorable mention in Writer’s Digest’ 84th annual Poetry Competition. He has been published in newspapers, college poetry collections and fanzines; He was a board member of South Mass Art Guild (SMAG) in Lawrence Kansas, and is the Vice President of the Kansas Author’s Club District No. 2. you can reach Perry at: www.perryshepard.com.

Perry Shepard, author

ANAMCARA PRESS: Read a book!

Born on the banks of the Kansas River in historic Lawrence, Kansas, Anamcara Press publishes select works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and brings writers and artists together in collaborative books and projects. We are especially proud of our non-profit projects that serve community and children’s art education.

Anamcara Press currently accepts unagented submissions. Please include a cover letter with your submission with a description of your book, and explain why you think your book is a good fit for Anamcara Press. For more information, please contact anamcara press.

Lawrence Public Library Presents an Evening with Intriguing Authors

Tess Banion, Margaret Kramar, Leonard Krishtalka, and Perry Shepard

Lawrence Public Library & Anamcara Press welcome you!

Join us for a fast-paced evening with the authors:

A Parting Glass's Tess Banion, Searching for Spenser's Margaret Kramar, Death Spoke's Leonard Krishtalka, and The Hero Versus Me & Monkey Jo's Perry Shepard will talk about finding stories featuring intrigue, loss, and redemption, and how their stories found their way to publication.

Books will be available and a signing will follow the author's Q & A.

 

THE AUTHORS

Tess Banion, author of A Parting Glass, a novel

Tess Banion, author of A Parting Glass, a novel

Margaret Kramar, author of Searching for Spenser, a memoir

Perry Shepard, author of THE HERO Versus Me & Monkey Jo, a novel

Leonard Krishtalka, author

Leonard Krishtalka, author of The Harry Przewalski Mystery Series

Tess Banion

“One of those rare novels that will linger in the mind and memory of the reader long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf.” ~ James A Cox, The Midwest Book Review

Meet Elizabeth. She’s unruly—the kind of child you’d find playing in a train yard, or climbing trees. She has a secret, a hidden place where she stashes found objects and hides from scary monsters. An eleven-year-old with uneven bangs and a grand imagination, Elizabeth sees the world as she needs it to be and makes the real unreal—a proper skill to have when born into a family cursed with hard realities. She hopes to reach the age of twelve and leave Catholic school and her nemesis Sister Mary Paul behind. But before that can happen, she needs to make a change in her world. A Parting Glass is an exciting and suspenseful journey filled with heartwarming moments. A story of transformation and coming of age in the spirit of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and the The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Contact the author at: www.tessbanion.com, https://anamcara-press.com/a-parting-glass/

Margaret Kramar

Parenting can be a struggle; especially parenting a disabled child. In this flawlessly written memoir, Kramar describes championing her son, diagnosed with Sotos syndrome, through his short life. She examines the experience of loving and losing a child and reminds us that there is a way forward through the grief. Kramar’s memoir offers guidance, wisdom and inspiration. An amazing story of redemption and hope.
Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award 2019

You can reach Margaret at: http://www.margaretkramar.com/

Perry Shepard

Henry Neis arrives in Vietnam an innocent youth from Kansas, and quickly falls in with addicts and lost souls. Perry Shepard’s prose pulls us into the “scene” immediately, and propels us on a journey that is at times exhilarating, shocking, funny, and moving. A rollicking read and an eye-opening look at the Vietnam War.

Perry L. Shepard is a Vietnam veteran who has written two novels: The Hero versus Me and Monkey Jo, and Hard Love. He co-wrote two plays in the anthology titled Annabelle. He won a second place award in the Eber and Wein’s Best American Poetry of 2013, an honorable mention in Writer’s Digest’ 84th annual Poetry Competition. He has been published in newspapers, college poetry collections and fanzines; He was a board member of (SMAG) South Mass Art Guild in Lawrence Kansas, and is the Vice President of the Kansas Author’s Club District No. 2. you can reach Perry at: www.perryshepard.com.

Leonard Krishtalka

NEW HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE SERIES MIXES BONES, MURDER & HISTORY!

Paleontologist turned private investigator Harry Przewalski excavates the dirty underbelly of people’s lives, unearthing sexual betrayals, treachery, fraud and murder buried beneath the science of petrified shards, skin and bones. Ultimately, he must face a brutal killing in his own past, when he fled to a desert war and came back with a gun and a license to detect.

In his second case, Death Spoke, the murder of an expert on prehistoric cave art immerses Przewalski in a famous painted cavern in France, a World War II atrocity, an archaeological fraud, and a diabolical act of revenge. Przewalski excavates the deadly archaeological layers of the case finding lives torn by deceit, vendetta and redemption.

Leonard Krishtalka is the author of award-winning essays, the acclaimed book, Dinosaur Plots, and The Harry Przewalski Series. As a paleontologist, he has worked throughout the fossil-rich badlands of the American west, Canada, Patagonia, China, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Coming soon: The Body on the Bed, an historical murder mystery. Find out more at: https://leonardkrishtalka.com/

Or listen to one. Or read one. Injest words in whatever way makes you happy!

Born on the banks of the Kansas River in historic Lawrence, Kansas, Anamcara Press publishes select works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and brings writers and artists together in collaborative books and projects. We are especially proud of our non-profit projects that serve community and children’s art education.

Anamcara Press currently accepts unagented submissions. Please include a cover letter with your submission with a description of your book, and explain why you think your book is a good fit for Anamcara Press. For more information, please contact anamcara press.

Leonard Krishtalka, author

Intrigue and Mystery with Leonard Krishtalka at The Raven Book Store November 14, 7:00 pm

Join us at The Raven Book Store
Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00 pm
6 E 7th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
https://www.ravenbookstore.com/
(785) 749-3300

“ The best this genre has to offer: a riveting exploration of a crime … a deeply stirring examination of human nature.
A cinematically immersive murder mystery … an intellectual drama.”
–Kirkus Reviews

Leonard Krishtalka's Death Spoke

Book Signing with Leonard Krishtalka at the Raven

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm — Join us!

You’re Invited!

We’d love to see you at our next author event!

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Deer At Dusk

ORIGINAL ART: Deer at Dusk by artist Cathy Martin

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
QUALITY ART POSTER: DEER AT DUSK BY CATHY MARTIN
GALLERY QUALITY 8 1/2 X 11 PRINT ON 80 LB WHITE, MATTE, ULTRA SMOOTH, ACID FREE ARCHIVAL PAPER. CUSTOM DESIGNED WITH 1” BORDER FOR FRAMING.

Cathy Martin is a mixed-media artist who lives and works on ten acres of woodland and meadow in the rolling hills of beautiful NE Kansas.  Cathy was educated by life and at the University of Kansas where she studied painting, life drawing, design and sculpture. Many of her KU illustrations can be found in the publication “Life at KU ~ Art, Archetecture, and Place.” Cathy specializes in commissioned art pieces, making memories into works of art. Cathy’s art compels you to “walk into the picture” and to stay awhile. Visit Cathy’s gallery here.

Spiders Dance by author Maureen Carroll & illustrator Bobbie Powell

Spiders Dance: A Children’s book you’ll love to read!

Spiders Dance by author Maureen Carroll & illustrator Bobbie Powell

Spiders Dance by author Maureen Carroll & illustrator Bobbie Powell

An interactive book for ages 0-8, Spiders Dance will have you giggling and wiggling your toes!babyto2

Spiders Dance is an adventure book about a spider that wants to be a dancer. Spider’s quest takes him far away to the Stony Mountains where he learns a valuable lesson. Graced by the artwork of Bobbie Powell, colorful illustrations bring the animals of the jungle to life. Get your copy today!

 

Spiders Dance backcover

Spiders Dance backcover

Coloring books available soon.

3to5

The Tree Who Walked Through Time ~ Coloring Book!

The Tree Who Walked Through Time - Coloring Book

The Tree Who Walked Through Time – Coloring Book

The Tree Who Walked Through Time ~ COLORING BOOK, by M Carroll & Bobbie Powell

YOUR PURCHASE BENEFITS CHILDREN’S ART EDUCATION!

The Tree Who Walked Through Time COLORING BOOK is a reproduction of the book: THE TREE WHO WALKED THROUGH TIME ~ A Tree Identification Story available at amazon.com. This coloring book, and other products related to the Treebook Project, were created by Lawrence author & photographer Maureen Carroll in collaboration with 18 artists. The book and coloring book feature realistic and fantastical illustrations of trees including 16 different species of trees that grow in the Midwest. The Treebook Project was inspired by Carroll’s ?inability to identify trees, her love of fine art in children’s books, and the lack of distinctively illustrated tree-identification books.’ Mary Gage, Lawrence Magazine, Winter 2015.Profits from hard & soft cover books, coloring books, calendars, cards, art prints, and original art support children’s art education programs.

The Tree Who Walked Through Time Coloring Book  is available as a softcover book through Amazon.com.

 

For more information please visit the Treebook Project website.

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