Kansas Public Radio to launch book club, starting with ‘Ladybird, Collected,’ tonight

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Kansas Public Radio is launching a book club, and its first meeting tonight will feature “Ladybird, Collected” and its author, Lawrence’s Meg Heriford.

Heriford, owner of Ladybird Diner, wrote the collection of essays “on the evolution of a tiny diner in the middle of the country,” as described on the diner’s website.


“These are stories of love and adaptation at the broad intersection of commerce and community, and of how a pandemic changed everything and also nothing about us.”

Proceeds from the book have helped support Ladybird’s community meals, which the diner has served for free at 11:30 a.m. every weekday throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The book club’s first meeting will be held virtually at 7 p.m. today. KPR Presents host Kaye McIntyre will host the meeting, and Heriford will join the conversation.

KPR has set up a form to submit questions to Heriford ahead of the event here.

Sign up for the Zoom meeting here. You will receive a link at the email address you provide. KPR has instructions posted on how to access Zoom on its post about the book club.

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