Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Sean Hillen

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Irish author Sean Hillen will speak about the research and writing of his recent novel Pretty Ugly at the Diastole Scholars Center, 2501 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-8855, Diastole Scholars Center

Michelle Boisseau

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Poet Michelle Boisseau will discuss her work with New Letters on the Air Host Angela Elam at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. RSVP to this event through 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

Joe Harrington & Mark Jaskowski

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Poet and memoirist Joe Harrington (shown) and fiction writer Mark Jaskowski will read from their work as part of the The Big Tent reading series at The Raven Bookstore, 6 East 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

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

Open MIC Night + Jim Crabtree Exhibit

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Writers Place members and friends open mic night plus photography exhibit by Jim Crabtree is a night to celebrate the members of The Writers Place. A percentage of photos sold by Crabtree will go to support The Writers Place. To become a member visit The Writers Place's website. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Patricia Lockwood

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Poet Patricia Lockwood will read from her work in Wichita State University’s Writing Now, Reading Now series at Ulrich Museum, 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, Kansas.

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

Henry W. Bloch

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Henry W. Bloch, founder of H&R Block, will discuss the new biography about him, Navigating a Life: Henry Bloch in WWII (BkMk Press, 2017) with the book's co-author, historian John Herron.  Prof. Herron is associate dean of the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.  Plaza branch, Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 discussion
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: kclibrary.org or (816) 701-3407

American Conference For Irish Studies

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The American Conference for Irish Studies will hold its annual international meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The conference will be held at UMKC's Miller-Nichols Library and Learning Center, 800 E 51st St, Kansas City, Mo. For more information about the conference, please visit the American Conference of Irish Studies website. 

Time: Wed., March 29th at noon to Saturday, April 1 at 10PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: acis17@umkc.edu, American Conference for Irish Studies

Jim Silas Rogers

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

James Silas Rogers, editor of New Hibernia Review and author of Irish-American Autobiogoraphy: The Divded Hearts of Atletes, Priests, Pilgrims, and More, will give a keynote address at the international American Conference for Irish Studies national meeting at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.  Please check the ACIS website for the location of the event on UMKC's campus closer to the conference date. 

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: acis17@umkc.edu, American Conference for Irish Studies

Cyrus Console

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Poet Cyrus Console will read from his 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

Fearghal McGarry

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Reader in Irish History at Queen's University Belfast, Fearghal McGarry will give a keynote address at the international American Conference for Irish Studies national meeting at the National World War I Museum, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: acis17@umkc.edu, American Conference for Irish Studies

Kansas City Literary Events

Sean Hillen

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Women's History Month at the Kansas City Public Library Explores Modern Day Gorgons with Poet Michelle Boisseau for New Letters on the Air

Michelle Boisseau will talk about her fifth poetry collection, Among the Gorgons with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam in a live event (more) on Thursday, March 23, 2017. RSVP

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