City of Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas
Beats in Kansas: A Literary Cosmic Vortex
Seminar, Sun., 2-4 pm.
April 7, 2019
Wichita Public Library, Wichita, Kansas
The heartland has known the Beat writers from cradle to grave -- Michael McClure and Charles Plymell were born in Kansas, and William S. Burroughs spent his last years and died in Lawrence. In between, Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder made significant trips to the state. Other Kansas figures include Bruce Connor, Dennis Hopper, James Mechem, Roxie Powell, Jim McCrary, Wayne Propst, Glenn Todd, Alan Russo, John Fowler, Justin Hein, Bob Branaman, Ronald Johnson, and Burroughs' heir James Grauerholz, to name a few. The karmic connection between Beat figures and Kansas influences the literary communities to this day. George Laughead's website Beats In Kansas was launched in 2002. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas.
Kerry Wynn, Washburn University Map of Kansas Literature Project Director, will spend some time introducing the new map of Kansas authors;
Troy James Weaver, Wichita writer, will give a reading, with brief comments about how the Beats influence his work;
Denise Low, former Poet Laureate Kansas, will talk about Beats in Kansas: The Lawrence-Wichita Magnetic Pole
George Laughead, founder Beats in Kansas website, will give Beat Memoir with Artifacts, Beat life from 1963-2019
Cowley County KS Web Sites
Arts and Theater
- Artists In
Kansas Kansas Art Centers, Kansas Art Galleries, Kansas Art
- Beats In Kansas The
Beat Generation in the Heartland; William S. Burroughs, Lawrence;
- Cooking In Kansas KS Recipes, cowboy, pioneer cooking, hamburger history
- Denton Art Center,
Arkansas City, Kansas Area Arts Council
- Kansas Medical Cannabis Network
- Walnut Valley Festival September, Winfield, Kansas
- Winfield Arts and Humanities
- Winfield Community
- Kansas Compassionate Care Coalition
- The Kansas Guidebook
for explorers, by Marci Penner. A tour of every organized city in the state. 432-page book with 400+ color photos and 3,597 entries.
Events and Festivals
History Web Directories
Native Prairie and Flowers
Schools and Universities
- WWW-VL: History: W3 Search
Engines Internet search engines, search tips, website tools.
Old West Kansas
Books and Articles
One Room School Houses
Site maintained by George Laughead , Dodge City Tourism and AAM Small Museums & Technology.. Site established 1993. Thanks to the late Dr. Lynn H. Nelson, author of "HNSource, the first history site on the WWW."
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