The second T.A.L.K. (Talk About Literature in Kansas) program of the 2021 session will be on October 12th at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing the series “Food for Thought” with the second book “Secrets of the Tsil Café” by Thomas Fox Averill with Kevin Rabas leading our discussion. Wes Hingler’s parents had one marriage, but two kitchens – his father’s Native American Tsil Café, and his mother’s European-heritage catering business. Wes’s search for his cooking style, and thus his own adult identity, comes interwoven with a number of memorable characters, family crises and secrets, and whole-world recipes. Rabas is an associate professor of English at Emporia State University, where he co-directs the Creative Writing Program. He is the 2017-2019 Poet Laureate of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas. Rabas joined the TALK program in 2008. The T.A.L.K. program is sponsored by Humanities Kansas and hosted by the Friends of the Council Grove Public Library.