Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Robert F. Willson

Monday, June 26, 2017

Robert F. Willson, emeritus professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, presents an insightful lecture, "The Play’s the Thing," in preparation for The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival's production of Hamlet, at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3481, KC Public Library-Plaza Branch

Naomi Shihab Nye at the National Storytelling Conference

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pushcart Prize winning writer Naomi Shihab Nye will speak at the 2017 National Storytelling Conference at the Marriott Hotel Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Register for this event.

Time: 8:30 AM June 28th to 4:00 PM July 2nd
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-931-060

Nancy McCabe

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Nancy McCabe will discuss her new novel Following Diasters at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

The World Is One Place

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Diane Glancy and Linda Rodriguez, co-editors of the anthology The World is One Place Native American Poets Visit the Middle Eastalong with Kim Shuck and Bojan Louis, both contributors to the book, will be in conversation about the collection with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam at Haskell Indian Nations University, Tommaney Library, 155 Indian Avenue, Lawrence, Kan. This event is free and open to the public.

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: BkMk Press, 816-235-2558

Siobhan Fallon

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Siobhan Fallon will read from her novel The Confusion of Languages at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Jenny Molberg & Cameron Morse

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Poets Jenny Molberg (shown) and Cameron Morse 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: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600

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

Mish, Poole & Smith

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Writers Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Jason Poole, 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

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Robert F. Willson

Monday, June 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.