Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Molly Peacock

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Molly Peacock will read from her poetry, and discuss her motto "In the attempt is the success," at Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3407, Kansas City Public Library

Molly Peacock

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Molly Peacock will conduct a poetry workshop, "Scare the Sonnet Into Working for you" at Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Cohen Center, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3486, Kansas City Public Library

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Friday, April 26, 2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates will read from and speak about his work at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. Admissions package is required

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Writers Place Happy Hour: Una Festa & Auction

Friday, April 26, 2019

Own this Garry Noland work of art (shown) or other silent-auction gems at a party and benefit for The Writers Place community literary center, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.  $20 / $25 nonmembers.

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (auction closes 7 p.m.)
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: The Writers Place (816) 281-8311 http://writersplacekc.org/

The Writers Place: Happy Hour & Silent Auction

Friday, April 26, 2019

Join The Writers Place for a reception, live music and a silent auction with proceeds going toward The Writers Place at Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Eve Ott & Maril Crabtree

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Poets Eve Ott and Maril Crabtree will read from their work for the Riverfront Reading series at South Branch Library, 3401 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Kan.
Contact: 913-295-8250, South Branch Library

José Faus

Saturday, April 27, 2019

José Faus will read from his work as part of KC Poetry on the Move, at Our Daily Nada, 304 Delaware St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM Doors Open; 7:00 PM Program
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-982-9230, Our Daily Nada

John Herron

Sunday, April 28, 2019

UMKC historian John Herron examines Kansas City's Stockyards via his book Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pedergast Era, at Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3407, Kansas City Public Library

Martha Hall Kelly

Monday, April 29, 2019

Martha Hall Kelly will read from her novel Lost Roses at Woodneath Library, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Xánath Caraza

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Poet Xánath Caraza will discuss her work with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam, at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: Reception 6:00 PM ; Program 6:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-2787, Susan Mong

Kansas City Literary Events

Molly Peacock

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.

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