Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Ekphrasis Poetry Reading

Friday, December 14, 2018

A poetry reading by H.C. Palmer, Wyatt Townley, Brian Doldorph, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and several others from the Ekphrasis exhibit companion book of 40 artworks and 40 literary works featured in The Box Gallery’s exhibit, 1025 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-760-7885, Box Gallery

Donohoe, Peterson, Harty & Schier-Akmala

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Winners of the Now Presenting writing contests Sarah Donohoe, Kaleah Peterson, Michael Harty, and Rebecca Schier-Akmala will read from their work at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Kunkel, Kook & Thompson

Friday, January 18, 2019

Poets Marianne Kunkel (shown), Hyejung Kook and Jermaine Thompson will read as part of The Writers Place Reading Series at The Nonprofit Village located at 31 W. 31st Street, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Music Premier of Boisseau Poems, a Concert

Friday, January 25, 2019

Composer Susan Kander in collaboration with Victoria Sofia Botero will present a musical version of poems by the late, esteemed Michelle Boisseau.  The concert will be at the 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, Kan. 66205. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Mission Woods, Kansas
Contact: New Letters (816) 235-1168

Eula Bliss

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Nonfiction author Eula Bliss will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Call for location.  That morning, she will give a craft talk.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

Fatima Asghar and Safia Elhillo

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Poets Fatima Asghar (shown) and Safia Elhillo will read from their work and have a book signing at Liberty Hall located at 644 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: thecommons@ku.edu

B.A. Shapiro

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

B.A. Shapiro will read from her novel The Collector's Apprentice at a Watermark Books & Cafe event at Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, Kan.

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

Denise Low

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Poet Denise Low will read from her work, as a University Women's Club talk, in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union located at 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045. 

Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-7469, Kansas Union

Kathryn Neurenberger

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Poet Kathryn Neurenberger will read from her work at a Midwest Poets Series event at Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall Auditorium, entrance at 54th and Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-501-4607, Rockhurst University

Margaret Malone

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Author Margaret Malone will read at Wichita State University at the Ulrich Museum located at 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, Ks.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Wichita, Ks.
Contact: 316-978-3548, Department of English

Kansas City Literary Events

Ekphrasis Poetry Reading

Friday, December 14, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.


Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.


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.