Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Laura Moriarty

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Novelist Laura Moriarty will read from and talk about her work at a Hall Center for the Humanites event at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Blvd., Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for Humanities

Jericho Brown

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Poet Jericho Brown will read at Wichita State University at the Ulrich Museum located at 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, Ks.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Wichita, Ks.
Contact: 316-978-3548, Department of English

Jesmyn Ward

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner in fiction, will speak at a Hall Center for the Humanities event at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachussetts St., Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for the Humanities

Mary Troy

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fiction author Mary Troy will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Location TBA.  She will give a craft lecture at 10 a.m. the next day, Friday, April 12. 

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

Lydia Fitzpatrick

Friday, April 12, 2019

Lydia Fitzpatrick will read from her novel Lights All Night Long: A Novel at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Walter Bargen & Boyd Bauman

Friday, April 12, 2019

Poets Walter Bargen (shown) and Boyd Bauman will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at the Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st. St., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward

Friday, April 12, 2019

Jesmyn Ward will give speak at the Hall Center for the Humanities, Hall Center Conference Hall, 900 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrnece, Kan. 

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for Humanities

Hase-Jackson, Fincke & Protor

Monday, April 15, 2019

Writers Lisa Hase-Jackson, Gary Fincke (shown) and Alan Protor will read for The Writers Place Series at Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Veterans Reader Theater

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Veterans Reader Theater will share work written by veterans and their families, at Johnson County Central Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Natasha Trethewey

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Poet Natasha Threthewey will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Location TBA.

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Mankato, Kan.

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