Kansas folklorist, author and Flint Hills ranching historian Jim Hoy will make a presentation next month in Hutchinson to the Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel.
Hoy’s talk, “Kansas Legends and Foktales,” will be at 10 a.m. June 9 in the Endeavor I room at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center, 1400 N. Lorraine, Hutchinson.
Hoy is a professor of English and the director of the Center of Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University. He has lectured internationally on the folk life of ranching and is the co-author of “Plains Folk,” a syndicated newspaper column.
His presentation is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s “Kansas Stories Speakers Bureau,” featuring presentations and discussions that examine the shared human experience through innovation, culture, heritage and conflicts.