Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Joy Castro

Friday, March 31, 2017

Memoirist, novelist and essayist Joy Castro will read from her work at Kansas State University, Hale Hemisphere Room, Hale Library, 1117 Mid-Campus Drive North, Manhattan, Kan.

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-532-6716

Mary Bunten & Greg Cenac

Friday, March 31, 2017

Writer Mary Bunten (shown) and poet Greg Cenac will read from their work as part of The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Mary O'Malley

Friday, March 31, 2017

Poet Mary O'Malley will read at the international American Conference for Irish Studies national meeting at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.  See ACIS website for specific location on campus closer to the conference date.

Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: acis17@umkc.edu, American Conference for Irish Studies

Finding Zen in Cowtown

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Spartan Press book release of Finding Zen in Cowtown: Poems About Kansas City, featuring poets: Denise Low, Jose Faus, Will Lethem, and others, at Ilus Davis Park, 1000 Locust St., Kansas City, Mo., north of City Hall and between 9th and 11th streets. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: spartanpress@gmail.com, Spartan Press

Nikki Giovanni

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Poet Nikki Giovanni will discuss poetry at the Hall Center for Humanities, University of Kansas, Hall Center Conference Hall, 900 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798

Charles Harper Webb

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Midwest Poets Series, in its 34th year, presents the poet of Brain Camp (Pitt Poetry Series), a display of Webb's wit and poetic cunning. 3-D glasses provided, if necessary. Held in Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Susannah Mintz

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Essayist and poet Susannah Mintz will read from her work as part of the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Department of English Visiting Writers Series. Location TBA.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421

Anthony Doerr

Friday, April 7, 2017

Author Anthony Doerr will present his Pulitzer-Prize winning novel All the Light We Cannot See at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo. For ticket information please contact Rainy Day Books.

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

Casey Pycior

Friday, April 7, 2017

Casey Pycior will read from his debut short story collection, The Spoils, at The Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300, The Raven Book Store

Colleen Oakley

Monday, April 10, 2017

Prose writer Colleen Oakley will discuss her new novel Close Enough to Touch for Rainy Day Books Author Event at the Johnson County Library, Central Library Branch, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Kansas City Literary Events

Sean Hillen

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.


Women's History Month at the Kansas City Public Library Explores Modern Day Gorgons with Poet Michelle Boisseau for New Letters on the Air

Michelle Boisseau will talk about her fifth poetry collection, Among the Gorgons with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam in a live event (more) on Thursday, March 23, 2017. RSVP


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.