I’m pleased to announce that Newbery award-winning novelist Lois Lowry will be in Independence from Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7, for the opening of a new musical based on Lowry’s 2000 novel Gathering Blue. The musical is being presented by the Independence Community College Theater Department and the William Inge Center for the Arts, with performances at 7:30pm on December 4-6 and 2:30pm on December 7. My understanding is that Lowry will be present at the December 5 performance, and possibly the December 6 performance as well.
Lowry will also be delivering a lecture about Gathering Blue and the Giver trilogy on Saturday morning, December 6, at 11:30am. The lecture will take place at the Independence Civic Center, at 400 N. Penn. The lecture is free and Lowry will be signing books after the conclusion of the lecture...
We’re delighted to have an author of Lois Lowry’s stature coming here to Independence, and we would love to have a robust contingent of Kansas librarians on hand for the lecture and/or performances. Please let me know if you have any questions about these upcoming events, and we’ll hope to see you here!
Director, Learning Resource Center
Independence Community College
1057 W. College Ave.
Independence, KS 67301
Rachel found this treat:
(especially the one on politics)
And some further details:
I talked to the folks at the Inge Center, and they said that they are
not doing advance ticketing for the lecture. So you are welcome to just
show up for that on Saturday, December 6. As for the performances,
advance tickets are $8 and you can call (620) 331-7768 or (800)
842-6063 x 5835 to reserve them. The lecture will take place in
downtown Independence, at the Civic Center, and the performances will
be at the William Inge Theater on the campus of ICC.
I'm glad that you and your daughter are interested in coming! See you
in a little bit.