Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

D.C. Weiser & Chelsey Tighe

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Poet D.C. Weiser (shown) and Chelsey Tighe will be performing a retrospective of Weiser's poetry at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-960-4611, Uptown Arts Bar

Laura Kasischke, Writer-in-Residence for UMKC

Monday, October 29, 2018

National Book Critics Circle Award winner and the Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence for UMKC, poet and novelists Laura Kasischke will give a master class on writing in Cockefair Hall, room 105, UMKC, 5121 Rockhill Road., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC Dept. of English

Laura Kasischke, Writer-in-Residence at UMKC

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

National Book Critics Circle Award winner and the Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence for UMKC, poet and novelists Laura Kasischke will give a public reading and interview with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:30
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC Dept. of English

Susan Orlean

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Susan Orlean will read from her new book The Library Book at the Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, Kirk Hall, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

David Ohle

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Fiction writer David Ohle will read from his book City Moon at The Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th St., Lawrence, Kan.

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

Addonizio, Hall & Goetsch

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Johnson County Public Library will kickoff their annual writers conference with a panel discussion by writers Kim Addonizio (shown), Diana Goetsch, and Rchel Howzell Hall. Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. Registration required.

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

Johnson County Library Writers Conference

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The 2018 Writers Conference at Johnson County Library lets writers network with other authors about various elements of the publishing business and the craft of writing with panels and sessions about topics in writing. Visit the Johnson County Central Resource Library to see a schedule of events. Registration Required. 

Time: Thursday, Nov. 1st through Sunday, Nov. 4th
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

LaTanya McQueen

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Essayist LaTanya McQueen will read from her work at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Ellis Libary, room 114, 1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, Dept. of English

Maryfrances Wagner

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Poet Maryfrances Wagner (shown) will release her new book and read with Robert Stewart and others, at the Westport Coffehouse, 4010 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-756-3222, Westport Coffeehouse

Low, Lechliter & Johnson

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Writers Denise Low (shown), Gary Lechliter and Melissa Fite Jonson will read from their work at Aimee's Cafe and Coffeehouse, 1025 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: TBA
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-843-5173, Aimee's Cafe and Coffehouse

Kansas City Literary Events

Haskins, Barber & Mahato

Friday, October 19, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.