Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Heather Harphham

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Playwright, poet, and prose writer Heather Harphham will read from her book Happiness: A Memoir at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Saiser, Johnson & Ortolani

Friday, August 18, 2017

Poets Marjorie Saiser, Melissa Fite Johnson, and Al Ortolani (shown) will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Jen Harris & Sharon Eiker

Friday, September 8, 2017

Poets Jen Harris (shown) and Sharon Eiker will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: (816) 753-1090

Sherman Alexie

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sherman Alexie will present You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir in a Rainy Day Books author event at  Unity Temple on the Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. Admission ticket is required.

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

Wheeler, Rodriguez & Nuernberger

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fiction writer Theodore Wheeler (shown) and poets Andres Rodriguez and Kathryn Nuernberger will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Alarie Tennille & Maril Crabtree

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Poet Alarie Tennille (shown) and Maril Crabtree will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

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

Donald Levering

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Poet Donald Levering reads from his work Coltrane’s God, a free-verse exploration of bluegrass, blues, and jazz, at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Craig Johnson

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Craig Johnson, author of the book series Longmire, will read from his new book, The Western Star, as part of The Story Speaker Series at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

At the Rose Garden: Lechliter, Reynolds, Woo & Youngstreich

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Poets Gary Lechliter, Thomas Reynolds (shown), Sage Youngstreich, and blogger Melissa Woo will read from their work at Loose Park rose garden, 52nd and Summit Streets, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Gabriel Tallent

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gabriel Tallent will read from his novel My Absolute Darling at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Kansas City Literary Events

Naomi Shihab Nye at the National Storytelling Conference

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

News

Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

Shop

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.