Westport Historical Society's Second Saturday Speaker Series: "A Voice for Kanzas" by Debra McArthur
Debra McArthur, author of several non-fiction books for young readers, tells how she created an authentic setting of 1855 Kansas Territory for her novel, A Voice for Kanzas.
Debra McArthur is originally from Springfield, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and earned both a B.A. and a M.A. degree in English. Debra also holds a M. F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.
Debra lives with her husband in Kansas City, Missouri. She teaches college along the bluffs of the Missouri River, and she is still collecting nouns that describe her: student, teacher, wife, mother, reader, writer, Irish dancer, marathon runner.
Please join us at the Westport Library for this fascinating talk. Following the program, please join us at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House for refreshments and a continued discussion with Debra. For more information, please call 816-561-1821 or 913-648-0953. This is a family friendly, free event.