Nancy Fairbank

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Moon City Press, a non-profit publisher based in the English Department of Missouri State University, invites the public to a dramatic reading from a new book they’ve published, Throwaway Youth: Stories of Springfield's Homeless Teens, by Springfield native Nancy Fairbank.  It's TONIGHT (Friday Sept. 2nd) from 7:00 to 8:30pm in the Auditorium of the Springfield-Greene County Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell.   Nancy Fairbank and her longtime mentor, Dr. James Baumlin from the MSU English Department, appeared live on Arts News this morning to talk about it.

Moon City Press

A new book shares the stories about the struggles and triumphs of Springfield’s homeless youth.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky talked with the author to learn more.

Nancy Fairbank, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, started recording stories of Springfield’s homeless teens when she was a junior at Central High School.  She and a media partner were putting together a documentary on the Rare Breed Youth Services, a program of The Kitchen, Inc.

Their stories were so compelling, she said, she decided to continue recording them.