Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Lauren Hunter & Erica Lewis

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Poets Lauren Hunter (shown) and Erica Lewis will read from their work as part of A Common Sense Reading Series, KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Jstempleman@kcai.edu, Jordan Stempleman

Claudia Rankine

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Poet Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric, will deliver the 2017-18 KU Common Book talk at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Dr., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-2787, Lied Center

Jen Harris & Sharon Eiker

Friday, September 8, 2017

Poets Jen Harris (shown) and Sharon Eiker will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

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

Dawn Downey

Friday, September 8, 2017

Essayist Dawn Downey will read from her works From Dawn to Daylight and Stumbling toward the Buddha at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-674-0330, Dawn Downey

Alissa Nutting

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Author Alissa Nutting will read from her new novel Made for Love at the Raven Bookstore located at 6 East 7th Street Lawrence, Ks.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Ks.
Contact: 785-749-3300, Raven Bookstore

Romalyn Tilghman

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Romalyn Tilghman will read from her work as part of the Raven Bookstor's 30th Anniversary Extravaganza located at 6 East 7th Street Lawrence, Ks.

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Ks.
Contact: 785-749-3300, Raven Bookstore

(Event postponed) Sherman Alexie

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

EVENT POSTPONED: Sherman Alexie will present You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir in a Rainy Day Books author event at  Unity Temple on the Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Gabrielle Zevin

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gabrielle Zevin will read from her new novel Young Jane Young at a Rainy Day Books event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Wheeler, Rodriguez & Nuernberger

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fiction writer Theodore Wheeler (shown) and poets Andres Rodriguez and Kathryn Nuernberger will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Gabrielle Zevin

Friday, September 15, 2017

Gabrielle Zevin will read from her new novel Young Jane Young at Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Lauren Hunter & Erica Lewis

Saturday, August 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

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