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About the Kansas Author Dinner | Featured Authors | Beneficiaries | Past Authors
The Kansas Author Dinner is the signature fundraiser of the Wichita Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma. This annual event is a fun evening of dinner and program with notable Kansas authors.
This event is open to the general public and money raised helps benefit local literacy programs.
Alex Grecian left a professional advertising career before writing graphic novels and most recently, a historical fiction novel. His debut novel, The Yard, is a New York Time best-seller based on the famous Murder Squad from Scotland Yard. Grecian also wrote the long-running graphic novel series, Proof, which was named one of the best graphic novels by NPR in 2009. Alex lives in Kansas with his family.
Stephen Johnson is an award winning author and artist. His alphabet-focused books continue to win awards starting with Alphabet City, a Caldecott Honor and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. His ongoing alphabet series continues with A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet, which is also a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Johnson’s books and art have been on display in museums and exhibitions including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Johnson lives with his family in Lawrence, Kansas.
Roderick Townley has published over a dozen books in a variety of genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction and literary criticism. He began writing young adult novels in 2001 with the Sylvie Cycle series. The first novel in the trilogy, The Great Good Thing, has been optioned for film and was a Top Ten Book Sense Pick. His latest novel, The Door in the Forest, was a Kansas Notable Book in 2012. Townley’s poetry won first prize in two contests sponsored by the Academy of American Poets and his poetry has been published in The Paris Review, The Yale Review, The North American Review and other journals. Townley resides in Kansas with his wife, Wyatt, a fellow author.
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