Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Delia Owens

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Delia Owens will read from her novel Where the Crawdads Sing at Unity Templeo on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. Admission package required. 

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

Ben Lerner

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The 2019 Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence, Ben Lerner, will give a public reading and interview, with New Letters on the Air, at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC Dept. of English

Ben Lerner

Friday, October 4, 2019

The 2019 Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence, Ben Lerner, will give a master class in creative writing, Cockefair Hall, room 105, 52nd Street & Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC Dept. of English

Lawson, Preu, Seley & Young

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Pat Lawson, Jason Preu, Charlotte Seley and Melvina Young will read in the Rose Garden Series, Loose Park Garden Center, Rose Room, 5200 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Ben Lerner

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Ben Lerner will read from his new novel The Topeka School at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence, Kan. (Photo by Ariana Mangual.)

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

William Kent Krueger

Monday, October 7, 2019

William Kent Kureger will read from his novel This Tender Land at Mid-Continent, Woodneath Library, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-883-4900, Woodneath Library Center

Steven Alvarez

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Poet Steven Alvarez will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. Time and location details TBA.

Time: TBA
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

Day of Authors

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Assistance League of Wichita will host essayist Emily Bernard and Hampton sides; and fiction writers Mary Beth Keane, Angie Cruz, Stewart O'Nan, and Angie Kim for a day of lectures, author panels and break-out sessions. WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 East 39th St. N., Wichita, Kan. Registration is required

Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-648-9654, Ruth Ann Koepsel

Philip Miller Scholarship Reading

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Riverfront Reading Series will host the Philip Miller Scholarship Reading at The Writers Place, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Hollander, Petronella & Czerwiec

Friday, October 18, 2019

Poets Andrea Hollander and Leanna Petronella, and essayist Heidi Czerwiec will read for The Writers Place Series, 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

Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Friday, August 30, 2019
Lawrence, Kan.

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