Donna Baier Stein will be In Conversation about her New Softcover Collection ~ Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Donna Baier Stein will be In Conversation with Steve Sitton, Curator of The Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site in Kansas City, about Donna's New Softcover Collection Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Library.

ABOUT DONNA BAIER STEIN:  Donna Baier Stein, is the Author of The Silver Baron's Wife (PEN/New England Discovery Award, Bronze winner in Foreword Reviews 2017 Book of the Year Award, more), Sympathetic People (Iowa Fiction Award Finalist, IndieBook Awards Finalist), Sometimes You Sense the Difference (Poetry), and Letting Rain Have Its Say (Poetry).  She was a Founding Editor of Bellevue Literary Review and Founded & Publishes Tiferet Journal.  Her work has been Published in Virginia Quarterly Review, Writer's Digest, Saturday Evening Post, New York Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, and many other Journals & Anthologies.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  When a contemporary writer turns her imagination loose inside the images of an iconic artist of the past, the result is storytelling magic at its best.  Here are 9 tales that bring to vivid life the early decades of the 20th century as witnessed by one of America's most well-known painters.  Thomas Hart Benton sketched fiddlers and farm wives, preachers and soldiers, folks gathering in dance halls and tent meetings.  Though his lithographs depict the past, the real-life people he portrayed face issues that are front and center today: corruption, women's rights, racial inequality.

In these stories we enter the imagined lives of Midwesterners in the late 1930s and early 1940s.  A mysterious woman dancing to fiddle music makes one small gesture of kindness that helps heal the rift of racial tensions in her small town.  A man leaves his childhood home after a tragic accident and becomes involved with the big-time gamblers who have made Hot Springs, Arkansas, their summer playground.  After watching her mother being sent to an insane asylum simply for grieving over a miscarriage, a girl determines to never let any man have any say over her body.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, June 10, 2019, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Donna Baier Stein will be In Conversation with Steve Sitton, Curator of The Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site in Kansas City, about Donna's New Softcover Collection Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Donna Baier Stein will Author Autograph her New Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at this Event.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Rainy Day Books will have Donna Baier Stein's Books for Sale at this Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Author Autographed Books will be available for Purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$15.00
SKU: A9781947175105

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED SOFTCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Softcover of Scenes from the Heartland by Donna Baier Stein.


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