By Subcription: Writing by Sheila Kohler, Kelly Cherry, Willis Barnstone and other writers and artist. 


Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown reads from his second poetry collection, The New Testament, as well as his earlier American Book Award winner, Please.


Resonant and lyrical tales of the dangers and frustrations of life at all ages.
    —Kirkus Reviews


Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2017 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Ann Valente

Warrensburg, Mo.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fraley, Hoag, & Harrington

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ann Valente

Columbia, Mo.
Thursday, January 25, 2018


Writers for Readers

Join us at Writers for Readers November 1st,  an evening celebrating the power of expression through creative writing and reading. 

Celebrating Michelle Boisseau

Join us in celebrating UMKC poet Michelle Boisseau on Thurs., November 2, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in Cockefair Hall, 52nd and Rockhill, Kansas City, Mo., room 105. Please come and read one of your favorite poems by Michelle to honor her work on the page and in our community. 


Dave Smith Collection

Special Pricing: This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 80, No. 1), two CDs with New Letters on the Air programs from 19811988, and part one and two of a 2014 interview, all featuring the work of Dave Smith. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced in our audio archives.