Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Joy Castro

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Memoirist, novelist and essayist Joy Castro will read from her work in the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Department of English Visiting Writers Series. Location TBA.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421

Kristen Radtke

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kristen Radtke will discuss her new graphic novel Imagine Wanting Only This at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Karen Barron and Lesely Wheeler

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fiction author Karen Barron (shown) and poet Lesley Wheeler will read from their work as part of the Big Tent Reading series at The Raven Bookstore located at 6 East 7th Street in Lawrence, Kansas.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300

LITFESTKC 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Rabbit hole, KC Public Library, and Crossroads Academy host LITFESTKC 2017, literature festival for children on April 28 and 29, including the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jon Scieszka, Caldecott winner Sophie Blackall, others. Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-492-7915 The Rabbit Hole rabbitholekc.org/events/

Caraza, Martin-Bowen, Hughes & Ryberg

Friday, April 28, 2017

Poet and fiction writer Xanath Caraza, and prose writers Lindsay Martin-Bowen, David Hughes, and Jason Ryberg 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 The Writers Place

Telling Your Story: The Things They Carried, Critique & Conversation

Friday, April 28, 2017

Director of Readers Services for the Kansas City Public Library Katie Stover will lead a discussion of Tim O'Brien's short story collection The Things They Carried at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Poetry Alive

Saturday, April 29, 2017

An evening of poetry and jazz with six area poets: Stan Banks, Glenn North, Stacey Portillo, Shu Shin Shah, Xanath Caraza, and Jen Harris, at Corbin Theatre 15 N. Water St., Liberty, Mo. Tickets are $15.00.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Liberty, Mo.
Contact: 816-529-4988, The Corbin Theatre

Telling Your Story: Keynote Speaker & Workshop with Phong Nguyen

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Beginning with a keynote speech by novelist and short story writer Phong Nguyen, this workshiop is for veterans and their families. Cost: $20 and regitration is required.  The workshop will take place at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Laura McBride & Camille Perri

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Authors Laura McBride (shown) and Camille Perri will speak about characters in their writing as part of the The Story Center Speakers Series at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.  Registration is required.

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

Baltz, Biersmith, Lutz, Masden, Navarro & Stoker

Friday, May 5, 2017

Third year M.F.A. candidates in the University of Missouri–Kansas City's Creative Writing and Media Arts program Chris Baltz, Ben Biersmith, Angela Lutz, Mariah Masden, Chell Navarro, and Sabrina Stoker will give a reading of their works at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC English Dept.

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Joy Castro

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Columbia, Mo.

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