Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Virginia Brackett

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Virginia Brackett will discuss her nonfiction book In the Company of Patriots with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam, at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Johnson County Central Resource Library

Ashlee Haze

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Poet and spoken word artist Ashlee Haze will read at the University of Central Missouri, Elliot Student Union 237 A.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Warrensburg, Mo.
Contact: 660-543-4293, The Spotlight

Ron Austin & Jason Vosser-Elong

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Fiction writer Ron Austin and poet Jason Vosser-Elong will read at 400 Union Club on the Missouri State campus, Springfield, Mo.

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield, Mo.
Contact: 417-836-5107, Missouri State English Department

Cray, Voras-Hlls, & Hacker

Friday, February 21, 2020

Fiction writer Penelope Cray and poets Angela Voras-Hills and Tina Hacker will read at The Writers Place, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Ada Limón

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Poet Ada Limón will read for Midwest Poets Series in Arrupe Hall, Rockhurst University, 5351 Forest Ave. Kansas City, Mo. Free and open to the public.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-501-4607, Rockhurst University Center for Arts and Letters

Huascar Medina

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Poet laureate of Kansas, Huascar Medina , will lecture: "May Our Voices Ring True," at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18 St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-621-8777, Annie Dreher

R.O. Kwon

Friday, February 28, 2020

Novelist R.O. Kwon will read on the 2nd Floor of the Alumni Center on the Kansas State University campus.

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-532-6716, Kansas State English Dept.

Poetry Workshop

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Poet Jermaine Thompson will lead a poetry workshop for the Writers Place at Pilgrim House, 3801 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo. Registration required.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Danny Caine & Tara Wray

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Poet Danny Caine and photographer Tara Wray will read from their book of food poetry El Dorado Freddy's, Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Huascar Medina

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Poet laureate of Kansas, Huascar Medina, will give a lecture entitled "May Our Voices Ring True," at the Mankato City Library, 214 N. High St., Ste. 1, Mankato, Kan.

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mankato, Kan.
Contact: 785-378-3885, Crystal Fullerton

Kansas City Literary Events

Luke Geddes

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Wichita, Kan.


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