T.A.L.K. Series Night #2

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Date(s) - 12/09/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Council Grove Public Library

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The second T.A.L.K. series night will be September 12th at 7:00 pm. Speaker Kevin Rabas will be discussing “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger.

Kevin J. Rabas is an associate professor of English at Emporia State University, where he co-directs the Creative Writing Program and edits the Flint Hills Review. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas, M.FA. in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and M.A. in English from Kansas State University. His first book, Bird’s Horn & Other Poems, was released in 2007. A jazz drummer and critic, Rabas often reads his poetry with jazz accompaniment. Kevin joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

“I keep picturing all these kids playing some game in this big field of rye…. What I have to do,” Holden explains, “I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff.” Can J. D. Salinger’s classic still tell us anything about what it means to be American? Let’s start this series by revisiting that too-wise-for-his-age smart aleck Holden Caulfield and his quest for the un-phony.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Council Grove Public Library.

*The T.A.L.K. series is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.


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