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January 8, 2018
7:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
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Ike Book Talk: Burnt Creek by Ernest Haycox

Monday, January 8, 2018

"Burnt Creek" kicks off the Kansas Humanities Council Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program series of six book discussions to be held every other month through 2018. This collection of interconnected short stories form the dramatic saga of Burnt Creek, a small crossroads town in central Oregon, populated by daring homesteaders. Here is the West as it really was, filled with people as they really were, presented by a true master. Haycox (1899 - 1950) lived in Portland, Oregon. He wrote more than 20 novels and more than 300 short stories. In 2005 the Western Writers of America voted Haycox one of the 24 best Western authors of the Twentieth Century. All books in the 2018 series have a connection to Dwight D. Eisenhower and are available to check out from the Abilene Public Library or for purchase at the Eisenhower Presidential Library gift shop. The programs are free and open to the public, and registration is not required.