Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Terry Tempest Williams

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Environmental writer and activist Terry Tempest Williams will discuss her latest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816- 883-4900, Woodneath Library Center

Bill Moran & John Burroughs

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Poets Bill Moran and John Burroughs (shown) will read their work as part of the Poetic Underground series at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-960-4611, Uptown Arts Bar

Mish, Baltazar & Smith

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Writers Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Jason Baltazar, and Alexis Renee Smith (shown) will read from their work as part of the Big Tent Reading Series at The Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th St., Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300, The Raven Book Store

Preu, Clevenger, Benger & Gershun

Friday, July 28, 2017

Poets Jason Preu, Victor Clevenger, James Benger, and Martha Gershun will read from their work as par of The Writers Place Neon Gallery Reading Series, 1921 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish & Cameron Morse

Friday, July 28, 2017

Poet Laureate of Oklahoma Jeanetta Calhoun Mish and poet Cameron Morse will read from their work at Inkling Books & Coffee Shoppe, 1101 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Blue Springs, Mo.
Contact: 816-224-9082, Inkling Books & Coffee Shoppe

Daniel Magariel

Monday, July 31, 2017

Kansas City native Daniel Magariel will discuss his debut novel One of the Boys at Barnes & Nobel Town Center, 4751 W 117th Street, Leawood, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Leawood, Kan.
Contact: 913-491-4535, Barnes & Nobel

Robert Rebein

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Robert Rebein will conduct a workship at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. read from his new book, Headlights on the Prairie: Essays on Home at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas Street, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM (workshop 4 PM)
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Maria Vasquez Boyd & William Trowbridge

Friday, August 11, 2017

Writer Maria Vasquez Boyd (shown) and poet William Trowbridge will read in the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Denise Low & Tom Weso

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Poet Denise Low and writer and visual artist Tom Weso (shown) will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

Time: 6 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600

Heather Harphham

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Playwright, poet, and prose writer Heather Harphham will read from her book Happiness: A Memoir at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Kansas City Literary Events

Terry Tempest Williams

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.