Press Release: March 1, 2011
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives to host Sarah Smarsh, author of Outlaw Tales of Kansas: True Stories of the Sunflower Stateís Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will host author Sarah Smarsh on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of her book. Smarsh will be available to sign copies of her book after the discussion. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event.
Outlaw Tales of Kansas: True Stories of the Sunflower Stateís Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats reintroduces readers to 15 of the nationís most notorious events and people with a connection to Kansasí violent beginnings as a state. Jesse James, Big Nose Kate, Emmett Dalton, and the Birdman of Alcatraz come alive as Smarsh transports the reader to the wild-west in finely woven tales of danger, violence, mayhem and desperation.
Sarah Smarsh is an award winning author of non-fiction and an assistant professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Smarsh has written for the Huffington Post, Kansas Cityís The Pitch (Village Voice Media) and other publications. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Columbia University and resides in Lawrence, Kansas.
Copies of Outlaw Tales of Kansas will be available for purchase at The Kansas City Store at the National Archives. For more information or to make a reservation for this free event, call 816-268-8010 or register by e-mailing: email@example.com.
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.
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