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English professor and wife scheduled to make book appearances

February 15, 2013

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ava awardsStanley E. Banks, artist in residence and assistant professor of English in Avila University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is scheduled to make four appearances around the Kansas City area in the coming weeks to promote his latest book of poetry, entitled Blue Issues. Banks’ wife, Janet, will at the same time be promoting her new book of poetry, On the Edge of Urban.

It is Stanley’s fifth published book of poetry, Janet’s second.

The couple will appear on “Kansas City Live” at 10 a.m. next Friday, Feb. 22, on KSHB Channel 41 and on "Better Kansas City" at 9 a.m. Friday, March 1 on KCTV5.
They’ll also appear at the following three places:

  • From 3-5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, located at 3700 Blue Parkway in Kansas City, Mo.
  • A reception starting at 6 p.m. March 28 at the Central Library Downtown at 14 W. 10th Street in Kansas City, Mo.

The Riverfront Reading Series will host a reception beginning at 8 p.m. April 12 at the Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.


About Avila University
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.