Dr. Linda Davis, WWU professor of management information systems, rowed for four years for the University of Nebraska. She'll share photos and talk about her experiences, many of which parallel the descriptions in "The Boys in the Boat," this year's One Read book. She'll talk about the camaraderie, the fights, the weight battles and the personalities and backgrounds of different team members.
Join popular local author Laura McHugh to discuss this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat." Laura's book, "The Weight of Blood" was published this year to great acclaim.
Join Kaite Stover, Director of Reader's Services at the Kansas City Public Library, for a panel discussion with authors Brian Katcher ("Playing With Matches," "Almost Perfect," and "Everyone Dies in the End"), Laura McHugh ("The Weight of Blood"), and Nina Mukerjee Furstenau ("Biting Through the Skin"). Hear about their recent work, other contemporary writers that they particularly love and recommend, and their thoughts on the evolving relationships between writers and libraries. These authors will be signing books at the MLA Booth during the vendor reception immediately following this panel. Books will be available for purchase thanks to Barnes & Noble Booksellers.