Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

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

Writers at War: Literature and the Wartime Experience

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Novelists Whitney Terrell (shown) and Matthew Eck along with poet H.C. Palmer will share their different wartime perspectives and how their experiences shaped their approaches to writing. Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

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

Sylvia Kofler & James Benger

Friday, September 22, 2017

Poets Sylvia Kofler (shown) and James Benger will read from their work as part of a Riverfront Reading Series event at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

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

Betsy Carter & Shanthi Sekaran

Monday, September 25, 2017

Betsy Carter (shown) author of the novel We Were Strangers Once and Shanthi Sekaran, author of the novel Lucky Boy, will have a conversation about their books at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Shanthi Sekaran

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Shanthi Sekaran will present her novel Lucky Boy at a Rainy Day Books author event, Woodneath Library Center, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. RSVP is required

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

Marcus Wicker at Midwest Poets Series

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Midwest Poets Series presents National Poetry Series winner and Ruth Lilly fellow Marcus Wicker, this 35th year of the Series, Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost Avenue, Kanas City, Mo. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Time: 7:00 PM Reading; reception follows reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-501-4607, Cynthia Cartwright

Kansas City Literary Events

Lauren Hunter & Erica Lewis

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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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.

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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.