Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Brandon Hobson

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bradnon Hobson will read from his novel Where the Dead Sit Talking at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Tayari Jones

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tayari Jones will read from her novel An American Marriage, at Mid-Continent Public Library, 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

Monica Youn at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Midwest Poets Series presents Monica Youn (Stegner and Witter Bynner fellow at the Library of Congress) this 35th year of the Series, Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, 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

Humanities Lecture Series Conversation: Peter Balakian

Friday, February 23, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Peter Balakian will read and discuss his work at KU's Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series, 900 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrence, Kan. Feb. 22nd, Balakian will read in Spooner Hall On the KU campus. 

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for the Humanities

Thomas Fox Averill

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thomas Fox Averill will read from his novel Found Documents at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Kevin Rabas

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extrodinary in the Oridinary," at the Basehor Community Library, 1400 158th St., Basehor, Kan. 

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Basehor, Kan.
Contact: Janice Garcia, 913-724-2828

Kevin Rabas

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Poet laureate of Kansas Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extrodinary in the Oridinary," at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, Kan. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Topeka, Kan.
Contact: Miranda Ericsson Kendall, 785-580-4554

Glancy, Rodriguez & Furnish

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Diance Glancy, Linda Rodriguez (shown) and Ben Furnish will read from The World Is One Place: Native American Poets Visit the Middle East, in the Thomas Zvi Wilson Series at 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

John Hart

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

John Hart will read from his novel The Hushat a Rainy Day Books event at the Mid-Continent Public Library, 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

Hari Kunzru

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Novelist Hari Kunzru will be speaking in the Writers at Work Series at the Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 p.m. reception; 6:30 event
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400

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Woody Skinner

Saturday, January 6, 2018
Wichita, Kan.

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