Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Yannick Murphy

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fiction writer Yannick Murphy will read from her work at Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, Kan.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-978-3456, Dept. of English

Hadar Bar-Nadav & Peter Mishler

Friday, November 10, 2017

Poet Hadar Bar-Nadav (shown) and poet Peter Mishler 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

Whitney Terrell & Helen Benedict

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Whiteny Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant, and Helen Benedict, author of Wolf Season, will be discussing their novels at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM reception; 6:30 PM event
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3481, Plaza Library

Staceyann Chin

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Poet, artist, and political activist Staceyann Chin will speak at Pierson Auditorium in the Atterbury Student Success Center on the campus of UMKC, 5000 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. Registration is Required. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-6704, UMKC Division of Diversity & Inclusion

Kevin Rabas

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extrodinary in the Ordinary," and discuss how poetry can be a path in daily life at the Coffey County Library, Gridley Branch, 512 Main St., Gridley, Kan. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Gridley, Kan.
Contact: 620-836-3905, Coffey Country Library, Gridley Branch

Bolling, Manning & Ryberg

Friday, November 17, 2017

John Ciardi prize winner Bonnie Bolling (shown) & poets Katie Manning and Jason Ryberg will read at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

Steve Paul

Friday, November 17, 2017

Steve Paul will read from his book Hemingway at Eighteen at the Plaza Rotary Club morning meeting, Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:15 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: http://kcplazarotary.org, Plaza Rotary Club

Bar-Nadav, Craigo & Manning

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav, Karen Craigo (shown), and Katie Manning will discuss poetry and take questions, Leawood Pioneer Library, 4700 Town Center Dr., Leawood, Kan. Register online or by call. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Leawood, Kan.
Contact: 816-826-4600, Leawood Pioneer Library

Becky Mandelbaum

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Becky Mandelbaum will read from her collection of stories Bad Kansas at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas St., Wichita, Kan.

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

John Freeman

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Editor and poet John Freeman will be discussing his work as part of the Writers at Work series, Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM reception; 6:30 PM event
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400, Central Library

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Dave Lucas & Ted Genoways

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Lawrence, Kan

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