Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Clark, Farkas, Roitman, & Tonelli

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Poets Clayton Adam Clark, Andrew Farkas, Judith Roitman, and Chris Tonelli will read at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. 7th St., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300, The Raven Book Store

Writers for Readers: UMKC Benefit

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Screenwriter Kevin Willmott (Academy Award for BlacKkKlansman) will join Whitney Terrell and Mitch Brian in conversation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Union, room 401, 5100 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets required.

Time: 6:00 PM (dinner at 6:30) to 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC English Department

Donika Kelly

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Poet Donika Kelly will read for Midwest Poets Series in Arrupe Hall, Rockhurst University, 5351 Forest Ave. Kansas City, Mo. Yes: free and open to the public.

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

Johnson County Library Writers Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Johnson County Library's 5th-annual Writers Conference, at the Central Resource Branch, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

Time: Thursday, Nov. 14th through Sunday, Nov. 17th
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Friman, Trowbridge & Wagner

Friday, November 15, 2019

Alice Friman, William Trowbridge, and Maryfrances Wagner will read poems for The Writers Place Series at 31 W. 31st. St., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Farkas, Buchen, & Buchen

Friday, November 15, 2019

Poets Andrew Farkas and Callista Buchen and fiction writer Farooq Ahmed will read at Arrow Coffee Co., 1800 Claflin Rd., Manhattan, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-775-1800

Ron Currie Jr.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Novelist Ron Currie Jr. will read at the Johnson County Library Oak Park branch, 9500 Bluejacket St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Oak Park Library

Ron Currie Jr. and New Letters on the Air

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Novelist Ron Currie Jr. will be interviewed by New Letters on the Air host, Angela Elam, at Johnson County Library-Central, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Branch

John Freeman

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

John Freeman, former Granta editor-in-chief, critic (The Tyranny of E-mail) and poet, editor of Freeman's magazine, will read for Writers at Work at the Kansas City Public Library-Central, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400, Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch

Ron Currie Jr.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Novelist Ron Currie Jr. will read at Monticello Library, 22435 W. 66th St., Shawnee, Kan. 

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Shawnee, Kan
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Kansas City Literary Events

Timothy Egan

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.

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