Butler County Times Gazette
  • Ann E. Liston to lead book discussion

  • Ann E. Liston of Ft. Hays will lead a discussion on “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” by Fannie Flagg at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
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  • Ann E. Liston of Ft. Hays will lead a discussion on “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” by Fannie Flagg at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
    The event will be held at Butler Community College Community, 901 S. Haverhill Rd.
    This is the second book in a four-part “Community: The Way We Live” series. This endearing novel travels from the 1980s back to the 1930s, when Idgie and Ruth’s Alabama cafe offered good barbecue, love, laughter and even an occasional murder.
    The Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) book discussion series is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC), a nonprofit cultural organization with over 40 years of experience promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and build community. For more information, visit www.kansashumanities. org.
    In June 2001, Liston retired from the Department of History at Fort Hays State University, where she had taught since 1968. She served as department chair for the last 4 1/2 years and also served as the curator of history at the University’s Sternberg Museum.
    Liston received her Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University. Her research interests include American diplomatic history and the history of American needlework. Liston is a former member of the KHC Speakers Bureau and has been a TALK discussion leader since 1989.
    For more information about the reading series, contact Community Education at 322-3193.
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