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.
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. 
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
2016
Kevin Rabas, Keynote Speech and Reading
April 7, 2018.
Little Apple Lit Festival
Manhattan Public Library

Kevin Rabas, current State Poet of Kansas and the Keynote Speaker for the the Little Apple Lit Festival, spoke and performed both his own and a few select others' works. 
George Brandbserg Book Signing
April 28th,
Claflin Books
George Brandsberg will be in our store signing copies of his new book, The Deadly Snow.  The book tells of the Mitchell family from Wyoming who lost many ewes and newborn lambs under suspicious cicrcumstances during a 1959 snowstorm.
Romalyn Tilghman Book Signing
June 9th
Riley County Courthouse Plaza
Romalyn Tilghman,  signed copies of her novel To the Stars Through Difficulty, which was recently named a 2018 Kansas Notable Book.