Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Denise Kiernan

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Novelist Denise Kiernan will present her latest book The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home, at Woodneath Library Center, Woodneath Community Hall 1 and 2, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Registration is required. 

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

Lisa Ko

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lisa Ko will read from her debut novel The Leavers at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Clancy Martin & Amie Barrodale

Friday, May 11, 2018

Fiction writers Clancy Martin and Amie Barrodale will read from their work as part of The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writer's Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Tracy K. Smith

Friday, May 11, 2018

Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith, will read from her work at the Kansas City Public Library Central Branch located at 14 West 10th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: Reception at 6:00 PM, Program at 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400

Rose Garden Reading

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Join The Writers Place and The Kansas City Rose Society for an afternnon of readings in the north pergola, Loose Park rose garden, 5200 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Featured readers to be announced. 

Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Trish Reeves & Greg Field

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Poets Trish Reeves (shown) and Greg Field will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Crystal Field Scholarship Reading

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Writers Place hosts the annual Crystal Field Scholarship Benefit Reading, a themed, multi-poet, fast-paced event.  Donations (not required for attendance) will help support the Crystal Field Scholarship for a creative writing student at UMKC. 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Sarah Winman

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sarah Winman will present her new novel Tin Man at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Mary Kay Andrews

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mary Kay Andrews will present her novel The High Tide Club at the Mid-Continent Library, Woodneath Center, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. Registration is required.

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

Kevin Rabas

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Bonner Springs, Kan.
Contact: 913-441-2665, Bonner Springs City Library

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