Author Reading: Opulence, Kansas with Julie Stielstra
October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
ESU Special Collections and Archives presents a reading by Kansas author Julie Stielstra from her young adult novel Opulence, Kansas. When Katie Myrdal’s father is found dead in his Porsche, everything she thought she knew about her family is shaken. Her uncle Len and his wife Maggie—relatives she barely knew existed—show up at the funeral and offer an escape for the summer to their Kansas farm. Katie abandons her Chicago Gold Coast high-rise life to land beneath the wider skies of the prairie. Grappling with loss and disillusionment, Katie must forge new skills and new friendships in a small town called Opulence, a town holding secrets and riches she will need before she can go back home.
This virtual event is open to the public and will be livestreamed on YouTube. To view the event, and to submit questions for the Q&A segment, visit emporia.edu/live.