Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Barth, Brookhart, Courtois & Ferruzza

Friday, June 21, 2019

Join the Writers Place for an LGBT Celebration with featured readers Kelly Barth, Andrea Brookhart, Waybe Courtois, and Charles Ferruzza. Open mic to follow. The Writers Place, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Rebecca Makkai

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rebecca Makkai will read from her novel The Great Believers at Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan

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

Crespy, Davis, Newcomer & Newman

Sunday, July 7, 2019

A 90-minute First Sunday Play Reading of four new shorts by Meg Phillips Crespy, Glendora Davis, Annie Newcomer & Charlotte Newman is on the theme of "Beating (or Succumbing to) the Odds" at the Yoga Patch, 7235 Central St., Kansas City, Mo. Audience feedback is welcome afterwards. $5 admission.

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kansas CIty, Mo.
Contact: 816-363-4590, Potluck Productions, director Mary Beth Gordon

Jericho Brown

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Poet Jericho Brown will read from his work at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-843-3833, ext. 122, Kristin Soper

Aisha Sharif

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Poet Aisha Sharif will read from her collection at the Johnson County Library at 9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, Kan.

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

Karl Marlantes

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Karl Marlantes will read from his novel Matterhorn at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Registration is required. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3486, Kansas City Public Library

J. Ryan Stradal

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

J. Ryan Stradal will read from his novel The Lager Queen of Minnesota at Mid-Continent, Woodneath Library, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. Registration required. 

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

James Benger & Diane Wahto

Friday, August 9, 2019

Poet and prose writer James Benger and poet Diane Wahto will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Kristan Higgins

Monday, August 12, 2019

Kristan Higgins will read from her novel Life and Other Inconceniences at Mid-Continent Library, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. Registration required. 

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

Dobson, Khan, & Reed

Friday, August 16, 2019

Prose writer Patrick Dobson (shown) and poets Janet Reed and J. Khan will read for The Writers Place Series, Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Kansas City Literary Events

Barth, Brookhart, Courtois & Ferruzza

Friday, June 21, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.

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