Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Brimhall, D’Agostino & Faus

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Poets Traci Brimhall (shown), James D'Agostino, and José Faus will read from their work as part of the Common Sense Reading Series at the Kansas City Art Institute, Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.

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

André Aciman

Sunday, February 18, 2018

André Aciman will answer questions and sign copies of his novel Call Me By Your Name following a screening of the Academy Award-nominated film adaptation at the Glenwood Arts Theatre, 3707 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, Kan. This event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books and Glenwood Arts Theatre (Fine Arts Group).

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Arlin Buyert & Arts in Prison

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Poet Arlin Buyert, the coordinator for Arts in Prison, will host a poetry reading by inmates and former inmates incarcertaed at Lansing Prison. Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-2787, JOCO Arts & Heritage Center

Brandon Hobson

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bradnon Hobson will read from his novel Where the Dead Sit Talking at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Tayari Jones

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tayari Jones will read from her novel An American Marriage, at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Monica Youn at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Midwest Poets Series presents Monica Youn (Stegner and Witter Bynner fellow at the Library of Congress) this 35th year of the Series, Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kanas City, Mo. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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

Adams, Faus, Lemmons, Diaz, Silva & Vargas

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Gloria Adams, Jose Faus (shown), Gabriela Lemmons, Maria Diaz, Marta Silva and Lupita Vargas read at Park Univeristy, 8700 NW River Park Dr., Parkville, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM reading
Location: Parkville, Mo.
Contact: 1-800-745-7275, Park University

Rodriguez, Shepard & Wuehle

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Linda Rodriguez (shown), Creed Shepard, and Candice Wuehle read at The Raven Bookstore, 6 East 7th St., Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300, The Raven Book Store

Humanities Lecture Series Conversation: Peter Balakian

Friday, February 23, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Peter Balakian will read and discuss his work at KU's Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series, 900 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrence, Kan. Feb. 22nd, Balakian will read in Spooner Hall On the KU campus; however, Monica Youn will be reading at that exact time at Rockhurst University (see earlier listing).

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for the Humanities

H.C. Palmer

Friday, February 23, 2018

Poet and veteran H.C. Palmer (Feet of the Messenger, BkMk Press) will be interviewed by poet, veteran and editor Robert Stewart (see Stewart's 2018 book of poems, Working Class) for the UMKC/Ft. Leavenworth "Art of War Project," at the UMKC Gallery of Art, Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes St. (just west of library), Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1501, UMKC Gallery of Art

Kansas City Literary Events

Brimhall, D’Agostino & Faus

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

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