Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Kate Elizabeth Russell

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Kate Elizabeth Russell will discuss her novel My Dark Vanessa at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-843-3833, Lawrence Public Library

Matthew Salesses

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Novelist Matthew Salesses will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Ellis 114A.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

Jeanine Cummins

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Jeanine Cummins will discuss her novel American Dirt at Unity Temple-Plaza, 707 W. 47th St. Kansas City, Mo. Admissions package required. 

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

Thompson & Gulley

Friday, February 14, 2020

Poet Jermaine Thompson and writer Jeremy Gulley will read for the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

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 PM
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 PM
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 PM
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 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-501-4607, Rockhurst University Center for Arts and Letters

R.O. Kwon

Friday, February 28, 2020

Novelist R.O. Kwon will read on the Kansas State University campus. Exact location of this event is TBA.

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

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Shannon Pufahl

Monday, December 9, 2019
Lawrence, Kan.


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