USF book club discussing “Capote in Kansas”

March 6, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Summit City Book Club of the University of Saint Francis will host a discussion of “Capote In Kansas” at The Friendly Fox, 4001 S Wayne Ave., Fort Wayne, on Tuesday, March 25 from 7:30-9 p.m.

The graphic novel written by Ande Parks, with Chris Samnee, describes Truman Capote’s experience in Kansas City while writing the novel, “In Cold Blood.” Parks will join the discussion from Kansas City via Google Hangout. A link to the hangout will be available on the club’s Google Plus page the night of the event.

Parks worked as a comic book artist for nearly 20 years, inking titles such as “Daredevil,” “Ant-Man,” “Superman,” “Wonder Woman” and “Nightwing.” He is best known for his four-year stint on “Green Arrow,” with frequent collaborator Phil Hester and writers Kevin Smith, Brad Meltzer and Judd Winick. He also worked with artist Tony Moore on “The Exterminators” and “Fear Agent.” Parks’ bold style garnered him nominations in the Harvey and Eagle awards.

In recent years, he became a writer, penning two graphic novels for Oni Press; “Union Station” and “Capote in Kansas.” The latter was named a Notable Book by the state of Kansas, the first graphic novel to be so honored. He has also authored the Green Hornet and Lone Ranger franchises for Dynamite. His next Oni graphic novel, titled “Ciudad,” will be published next year. He is also working on his first prose novel.

Readers over 18 interested in newer and unusual literature, Truman Capote or graphic novels are invited to attend. The club is open to anyone in Fort Wayne. For more information, visit the club’s Facebook Page or Twitter feed.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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