January 26, 2023
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Campus Events WUMester

Join the Center for Kansas Studies for an evening with Juliet Pattersen, author of Sinkhole: A Legacy of Suicide who will be giving the 2023 Kansas Day Lecture, titled: "What's Hidden Beneath: A Writer's Exploration into Grief." With generation of her family (on both sides) having roots in Pittsburg, Kansas, Juliet visited the southeast corner of the state often during her writing process, unearthing the legacy of suicide in her family. In Pittsburg, she also encountered the visible legacy of Pittsburg's mining history - the sinkholes serving as a metaphor in a story that richly layers personal, familial, political, and environmental histories to provide not answers but essential, heartbreaking truth. Highlighting our Spring 2023 WUmester theme of Health and Healing, Juiet will discuss how writing about her family's history allowed her to explore and reflect on grief.

Register for the Zoom lecture here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-hidden-beneath-a-writers-exploration-into-grief-tickets-514145060717?

Or, join the Center for Kansas Studies to watch the Live Zoom in Henderson 203. Kansas Day Cake will be provided! Copies of Sinkhole will be available for purchase.



Dr. Laura Murphy