Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Jericho Brown

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Midwest Poets Series does it again, with yet another major cultural event for Kansas City, this 34th year of the series, held in Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kansas City, Mo. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Time: 7:00 PM Reading; reception follows reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Cynthia Cartwright, 816-501-4607

Julia Alvarez

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Join the University of Kansas' Center for Latin American & Carribean Studies, KU Libraries, and the Lawrence Public Library for an exclusive event with Julia Alvarez, author of In the Time of Butterflies, the selection of the Big Read Lawrence at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, Main Auditorium, Lawrence, Kan. 

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

Francine Prose

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic Francine Prose discusses writing with Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.  RSVP via the Library's website or call.

Time: 6:00 PM, reception; 6:30 PM, program
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3481, KCPL Plaza Branch

Lan Samantha Chang

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Director of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and fiction writer Lan Samantha Chang will read from her work as part of Wichita State University’s Writing Now, Reading Now reading series at Ulrich Museum, 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, Kansas.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-978-6410

Wilton Barnhardt

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wilton Barnhardt, a former reporter for Sports Illustrated and the author of four novels, will read from his work at Kansas State University, Hale Hemisphere Room, Hale Library, 1117 Mid-Campus Drive North, Manhattan, Kan.

Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-532-6716

Caryn Miriam-Goldberg & Tom Weis

Friday, March 10, 2017

Poet Caryn Miriam-Goldberg (shown) and poet Tom Weis will read in the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Laura Moriarty

Friday, March 10, 2017

Novelist Laura Moriarty will read from her work at Emporia State Universtiy in BL 189 Brighton Lecture Hall, 1 Kellogg Cir., Emporia, Ks.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Emporia, Ks.
Contact: 620-341-5216

Etzel, Cartwright & Rabas

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Poet Dennis Etzel Jr (shown) and writers Ben Cartwright and Kevin Rabas will read from their work at The Raven Book Store located at 6 E 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

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

Boomer Pinches, Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Writer Boomer Pinches will read from his prose and poetry and mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnene and saxophonist Alan Theisen will perform at the historic Pilgrim Chapel, Pilgrim Center, 3801 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-6719, Pilgrim Center

Rabas, Bieglson & Barkan

Friday, March 17, 2017

Poets Kevin Rabas (shown) and Daniel Bieglson, and fiction writer Josh Barkan will read their work in The Writers Place Reading Series, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Jericho Brown

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.


Writers for Readers

Literacy KC & UMKC's Creative Writing Program team up to raise money for a local literacy program. Contributors can enjoy dinner while listening to a conversation between UMKC novelist Whitney Terrell & Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith. (Click names to hear earlier radio shows with each writer; more on the event 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.