Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Patricia Lockwood

Friday, May 12, 2017

Patricia Lockwood will discuss her new memoir Priestdaddy at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Anna Quindlen

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen will give a talk about her creative process and the craft of writing, as part of The Story Center Speakers Series at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-883-4900

Melissa Fite Johnson & Marc Hudson

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Poets and Red Mountain Press authors Melissa Fite Johnson (shown) and Marc Hudson will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan. 

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

29th-Annual Crystal Field Scholarship Benefit

Friday, May 19, 2017

The annual Crystal Field (book of her poems shown) Scholarship Reading is a themed open-mic event.  The theme for 2017 is “Fish?”  All donations collected for the evening help support the Crystal Field Scholarship for a creative writing student at UMKC. The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Missouri. 

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

Shawver, Whitehead & Willey

Friday, June 9, 2017

Fiction writer Brian Shawver (shown), poet Brandon Whitehead, and writer Diane Willey will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Missouri. 

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

At the Rose Garden: Loots, Stewart & Stuber

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Robert Stewart (shown on right, with Whitney Terrell) will read with Barbara Loots, Barbara Stuber & three winners of the Rose Garden Poetry Contest for Kids (grades 3-8), at Loose Park rose garden, 52nd and Summit Streets, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090 The Writers Place

David Sedaris

Friday, June 16, 2017

Author David Sedaris will present his new book Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 at Rainy Day Books located at 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kan. Admission packages are available through Rainy Day Books.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Fairway, Kan.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Tasha Hass & Pat Berge

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fiction writer Tasha Hass (shown) and poet Pat Berge will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Public Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan. 

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

Anne Hillerman

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Anne Hillerman will discuss her third novel, Song of the Lion, as part of the The Story Center Speakers Series at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.  Registration is required.

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

Western Writers of America Conference

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Western Writers of America annual conference: Members, agents, publishers, editors.  Contact westernwriters.org. The conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 11:00 AM June 21st to 4:30 PM June 24th
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 307-329-8942, Western Writers of America

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