Seg. 1: Meet Kansas And Missouri's Student Lobbyists. Seg. 2: Understanding The Craft Of Writing. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Meet Kansas And Missouri's Student Lobbyists. Seg. 2: Understanding The Craft Of Writing.

Apr 6, 2018

Segment 1: How do university students ensure their priorities have a voice in state government?

Students in Kansas and Missouri have concerns that go beyond their next exams and life after graduation. They point to soaring tuition rates, concealed weapons on campus, sexual harassment and assault, and state support for higher education. To communicate their concerns, student lobbyists work the hallways in both state Capitols. Today, we met the students who do this important work.

Segment 2, starting at 22:46: 'The Hidden Machinery' of writing fiction.

It’s one thing to appreciate good writing. It’s another thing altogether to slap words on a page and hope their combination yields something anywhere close to a work that resembles art. Our guest ought to know. She's the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, is the author of eight novels, and teaches the craft of writing at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Margot Livesey will discuss fiction writing and her book "The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at Kansas City Public Library's Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64105. For more information, go to KCLibrary.org.