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Brown Bags & Books

Brown Bags & Books 2017

January 25 Roger Lyons

The Anatomy of Melody: Exploring the Single Line of Song by Alice Parker

*with musical illustrations


February 22 Melinda Clemmons Blackorby

She will read selections from her own poetry.


March 22 Janie Richey and the HHS Book Club

Selections from the Abe Lincoln YA Award Books


April 26 Leo Gher

Moynihan’s Journey and the Clash of Civilizations by Leo Gher


May 24 Kelly Phelps

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


June 28 Lynda Clemmons

Gwendolyn Brooks @ 100

Selections from Brooks’ Poetry


July 26 Todd Carr

Trigg’s Ozark Tours at Shawnee National Forest by Todd Carr

(with photographs by Charles Hammond)


August 23 Jeff Campbell

The General vs the President by H.W. Brands


September 27 Richard Bosecker

Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

by Marianne Monson


October 25 Ryan Nelson

Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates