Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award Luncheon – Oct. 1


Join us at the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch on October 1 for the 38th annual Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award luncheon to celebrate these 24 accomplished local authors and present the 2016 winner:


From the Guys Who Were There by Bill Althaus
Fountain and Furnace by Hadara Bar-Nadav
Thanks for Noticing: The Interpretation of Desire by Vern Barnet
Adam’s Needle by Beth Lyon Barnett
The Saturday Night Massacre: What Really Happened on October 20, 1973 by James K. Davis
Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer by Patrick Dobson
Screaming Times by Natasha Ria El-Scari
The Reluctant Warrior: The Journey Begins by Charley Green
Racism in Kansas City: A Short History by G.S. Griffin
Jubilee Manor by Bethany Hagen
Life’s Too Short for Anything but Love and 101 Other Musings, Essays and Sundry Pieces by Bob Hill
Born a Slave: Rediscovering Arthur Jackson’s African American Heritage by David W. Jackson
Poverty, Prison, Positive by Rachel Leonard
Carried Home by Heather Manning
The 116: The True Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Lost Guard by James P. Muehlberger
Fieldhouse by Scott Novosel
Callahan Crossroads by Anola Pickett
The Sweden File: Memoir of an American Expatriate by Alan Robert Proctor
Ireland’s Weather by Susan Rieke
The Pebble: Life, Love, Politics and Geezer Wisdom by Mark Scheel
Snootchie Woogums Presents… by Christopher Vaughan
Decker’s Dilemma by Jack Ambraw
The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas by Andrea Warren
Armageddon Paradox by P.F. Winkler

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Marian McClellan, President
Linda Berube, President-Elect
Stephanie Holthaus, Past President
Sara Pedram, Co-Program Vice President
Judith McGonegle, Co-Program Vice President
Stefanie Hatfield, Membership Vice President
Wanda Perkins, Secretary
Nicky Stanke, Finance Officer and Communications Chair
Doretta Perna, Funds Chair
Kay Engler, Funds Co-Chair
Ellen Johnson, Finance Chair, 100 High School Girls/Thorpe Menn Co-Chair and Irene Wagy Fund Chair
Patti Jachowicz, College/University Chair, Re-Entry Chair and Women’s Center Liaison
Carrie Maidment, Newsletter/Website Designer and Editor, Thorpe Menn Co-Chair
Janice McIntyre, AAUW-KCKCC Liaison
Teri Wichman, 100 High School Girls Co-Chair
Riva Capellari, Public Policy Co-Chair
Carol Cowles, Public Policy Co-Chair