Special Events

Upcoming Events
Check this page regularly for upcoming author events that Claflin Books will be participating in!
Recent Events
Images from past events.
Joel Greenberg Presentation
June 18, 2014
Sunset Zoo Rotunda
Author Joel Greenberg presented on his new book, A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.  Books will be available for signing and purchase at the event.  This event is sponsored by The Northern Flint Hills Audubon Society.
Manhattan Juneteenth Celebration 2014
Jun 21
Manhattan City Park
Julene Bair Presentation
Sept. 24
Sunset Zoo Rotunda
Julene Bair presented on her book, The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning.
Julene Bair Presentation
Sept. 25
Hale Library, Hemisphere Room
Julene Bair presented on her book, The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning.
Claflin Books Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
October 29, 2014
Claflin Books, 103 N. 4th Street
Claflin Books celebrated our new location at 103 N. 4th Street with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony thanks to the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce.  We were pleased to see so many of our friends from the Manhattan community in attendance.  Our sincere thanks to everyone who joined us!
Jan Thomas Book Signing
November 6, 2014
Manhattan Public Library

Jan Thomas, children's book author, signed several of her titles, including the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2014 book, "Is Everyone Ready for Fun?"
Stormy with the author, Jan Thomas
Library Staff with the author
Tim Bascom Book Signing
August 1
Manhattan Public Library
Tim Bascom read from his memoir, Running to the Fire: An American Missionary Comes of Age in Revolutionary Ethiopia.
An Evening with Author Ian Michael Spurgeon
Feb. 11
Dorothy Bramlage Public Library, Junction City
Ian Michael Spurgeon, author and military historian discussed his Kansas Notable Book, Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The First Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit.  Mr. Spurgeon was presented with his first place award from Prairie Heritage, Inc. 
Summer 2014
Sister Simone Campbell
March 8
First United Methodist Church
Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004, discussed her work in the political arena and signed copies of her recent book, A Nun on the Bus.
Kristin Cashore Keynote Presentation and Signing
April 2
KSU Alumni Center
Kristin Cashore, author of the Graceling series (all of which have been listed as ALA Best Books for Young Adults) and winner of the 2009 Mythopoeic Award, will spoke about her writing as part of the Biennial ChALC Conference. 
Fall 2014
Fall 2015
Tony Crawford Poetry Recitation and Signing
July 21
Manhattan Public Library
Tony Crawford, former archivist for the Kansas State University's library system, read from his newly published collection of poetry, Life Shards: Poems