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August 14, 2017
7:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Cover of the book, The Last Cattle Drive
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TALK Program - The Last Cattle Drive

Monday, August 14, 2017

A best-seller first published in 1977, "The Last Cattle Drive" follows the humorous adventure of a fictitious KU graduate who accepts a teaching job in a small western Kansas town. To earn extra money, he takes a second job working for a rancher who resents modern-day shipping costs and decides to drive his cattle personally across the state to the Kansas City stockyards. The author, Robert Day, is a native Kansan and graduate of the University of Kansas. Day taught at Fort Hays State University from 1965 to 1970, and taught creative writing at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, for 30 years. He wrote essays, mainly about Kansas, for the Washington Post from 1990 to 1997. Talk about Literature in Kansas (TALK) is a series presented in partnership with the Kansas Humanities Council and the Abilene Public Library. The Best of the West theme celebrates the Chisholm Trail 150th and Dwight Eisenhower's love of western novels. The TALK series is free and open to the public.