Jim Minick’s Without Warning: The Tornado of Udall, Kansas (Bison Books, 2023) is officially out now. Be sure to mark your calendars for some upcoming events celebrating this new book.
Without Warning tells the human story of the 1955 tornado that struck in Udall, Kansas, moment by moment, from the perspectives of those who survived it. His spellbinding narrative connects this history to our world today. Minick demonstrates that even if we have never experienced a tornado, we are still a people shaped and defined by weather and the events that unfold in our changing climate. Through the tragedy and hope found in this story of destruction, Without Warning tells a larger story of community, survival, and how we might find our way through the challenges of the future.
Check out the list of upcoming events below:
Watermark Books (Wichita, Kansas) welcomes Jim Minick on May 18th to discuss his new book, in conversation with Lisa Teachman, Chief Meteorologist at KSN TV, at 6:00 p.m. Learn more about the event and RVSP here!
Riley County Senior’s Service Center (Manhattan, KS) welcomes Jim Minick on May 19th to discuss his new book during their May Book Club meeting at 1:00 p.m.
Round Table Books (Topeka, KS) welcomes Jim Minick on May 20th for a book signing and reading at 1:30 p.m.
Dickinson County Heritage Center (Abilene, KS) welcomes Jim Minick on May 21st for a book signing and reading at 1:30 p.m.
Auld Public Library (Red Cloud, NE) welcomes Jim Minick on May 22nd for a book signing and reading at 1:30 p.m.
Kearny Public Library (Kearny, NE) welcomes Jim Minick on May 23rd for a writing workshop at 12 p.m. along with a book signing and reading at 7:00 p.m. Learn more about the events here!
Raven Bookstore (Lawrence, KS) welcomes Jim Minick on May 24th to discuss his new book, in conversation with Kelly Barth, at 7:00 p.m. Learn more about the event here!
Udall Museum (Udall, KS) welcomes Jim Minick on May 25th for a book signing and community event in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the 1955 tornado at 7:00 p.m. Learn more about the event here!
Jim Minick is the author or editor of seven books, including the award-winning Fire Is Your Water and The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Poets and Writers, Oxford American, Orion, and Shenandoah.