Author and part-time Kansas resident Robert Day probably never imagined that the novel he wrote in 1977, The Last Cattle Drive, would still be in print more than 30 years later. But here he is, at the Writers Place (3607 Pennsylvania, 816-753-1090) for a 6 p.m. reading of his book, set to the musical accompaniment of the Kansas City Symphony String Quartet. Last year, the University Press of Kansas in Lawrence published a 30th-anniversary limited edition of the novel, which documents the adventure of a Kansas State University graduate who accepts a job with a Kansas rancher and ends up driving a herd of cattle across the state, into Kansas City's West Bottoms. Tickets cost $15 for Writers Place members or $25 for nonmembers; proceeds will benefit Writers Place literary programs, readings and events.
Sat., Sept. 13, 6 p.m., 2008