SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 12:30 - 1:30 P.M.
All are welcome to this complimentary event. Refreshments will be provided.
We're honored to host C.J. Janovy for a reading from her recent book No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas . No Place Like Home tells the stories of what its like to be an LGBT activist in Kansas and fills a gap within the narrative of civil rights in America. C.J. will be reading from her book and offering a Q & A session.
C.J. Janovy is a veteran journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the editor for online news and feature stories at KCUR, Kansas City’s NPR affiliate, where she has also been an arts and culture reporter, and the author of No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas(University Press of Kansas, 2018). Previously, she spent ten years as editor of The Pitch, Kansas City’s Village Voice Media-owned alt-weekly newspaper, where Janovy and her writers won numerous national and local journalism awards and were published in two Best Food Writing anthologies (Marlowe & Company, 2006 and 2007), two Best American Sports Writing anthologies (Houghton & Mifflin, 2005 and 2006) and Da Capo Best Music Writing 2008. At The Pitch, Janovy wrote long-form magazine stories, columns and blog posts on a range of political and cultural topics.She grew up in Nebraska, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a master’s in creative writing from Boston University. She and her wife have two dogs.
Website: cjjanovy.com | Blog: cjjanovy.wordpress.com | Twitter: @cjjanovy