Kearney Public Library will host award-winning author Pamela Smith Hill for one of her three presentations in Kearney on October 6 at 7:00 p.m. She will discuss creative writing and her book “Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life”. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and to be signed by Hill at the library presentation.
Hill will also be speaking at the following times and locations throughout the day:
• 10:00 a.m. – Merryman Performing Arts Center
• 4:00 p.m. – UNK Copeland Hall, Room 142
• 7:00 p.m. – Kearney Public Library
Hill grew up in Missouri, 40 miles from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Rocky Ridge Farm, and moved to South Dakota where she launched her professional writing career. She has taught creative and professional writing at universities in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado. She lives in Portland where she continues to teach and write. In addition to authoring “Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life” and three young adult novels, Hill was editor of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography”.
Hill’s visit to Kearney is being hosted by Calvin T. Ryan Library at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney Public Library, University of Nebraska Foundation, Women and Gender Studies, and Faculty Senate Artists and Lecturers Committee.
All speaking appearances are free and open to the public.