Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Morse, Plum, & Savich

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Poets Cameron Morse (shown) and Zach Savich along with prose writer Hilary Plum, will read from their work as part of the Common Sense Reading Series at Open House, 4419 State Line Rd, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: jordanstempleman@gmail.com; Jordan Stempleman

Kevin Rabas

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," at the Hosington Public Library, 169 S. Walnut St., Hosington, Kan. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Hosington, Kan.
Contact: 620-653-4128, Hosington Public Library

Annette Hope Billings

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Poet Annette Hope Billings (shown) and others will read from their work, tell stories and play music inspired by the Kansas (Kaw) River at Kansas Riverkings Museum, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Springhill Suites/Marriott, Lawrence, Kan. This event is part of The Living River Festival. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-393-9525, Friends of the Kaw

Beatriz Williams

Monday, July 23, 2018

Beatriz Williams will present her novel The Summer Wives at the Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

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

Boyd Baum

Friday, July 27, 2018

Poet Boyd Baum will read from his work at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 816-960-4611, Uptown Arts Bar

Stanley E. Banks & B.J. Soloy

Friday, August 10, 2018

Poets Stanley E. Banks (shown) and B.J. Soloy will read in The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennyslvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Kristan Higgins

Monday, August 13, 2018

Novelist Kristan Higgins will read from her novel Good Luck with That at Mid-Continent, Woodneath Library, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-348-3126, Rainy Day Books

Newcomer, Hurlow, Pitts & Allen

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Annie Newcomer (shown) the winner of the Build a Better World writing contest and Marcia Hurlow, Kristin Pitts, and Lisa Allen winners of the Ain't it the Truth themed contest sponsored by the Johnson County Public Library will read from their work at the Leawood Pioneer Library, 4700 Town Center Dr., Leawood, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Leawood, Kan.
Contact: 913- 826-4600, Leawood Pioneer Library

Evans, Sommer & Rodriguez

Friday, August 17, 2018

Fiction authors Marilyn J. Evans (shown), Robert Sommer, and Linda Rodriguez will read for The Writers Place Reading Series, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

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

Maryfrances Wagner & Robert Stewart

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Maryfrances Wagner (poetry) and Robert Stewart (prose) will read for 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, Central Resource Library

Kansas City Literary Events

Morse, Plum, & Savich

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

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