Author Tracy Daugherty discusses Hiding Man, his new biography of Donald Barthelme, on Thursday, September 17, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Barthelme, who came to prominence as the leader of the postmodern movement, was a fixture at The New Yorker, publishing more than 100 short stories, but he is best-known for his classic novels Snow White and The Dead Father.
Daugherty is currently a professor of English at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
The event is the first in the 2009-10 Writers at Work series organized by Kansas City novelist Whitney Terrell and co-sponsored by Chris Davis and the English Department at UMKC.
Admission is free. A 6:30 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here  or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th and Baltimore.