Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Hank Green

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hank Green will read from his novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. Admissions package required. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Join other poets, muscians, and artists across the globe for this open mic event to prmote peace and sustaibabilty and to call for social, enviornmental, and political change. The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Pavey, Chace, Browder & Leggard

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Poet Shawn Pavey (shown), writers Keely Chace, Catherine Browder, and Teresa Leggard will read for the Rose Garden Reading Series, at the Loose Park Rose Garden, 5200 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Assistance League Day of Authors

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Assistance League of Authors will host an all day event with Sarah Smarsh, Caroline Fraser, Lou Berney (shown), Peter Geye, Jenna Blu, and Della Owens: small group sessions at Wichita State university's Hughes Metroplex, 5015 East 29th St. N, Wichita, Kan. Registrations is required.

Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Kate Morton

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Kate Morton will discuss her novel The Clockmaker's Daughter at Untiy Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. Admissions package required. 

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

Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Poets Morgan Parker (shown) and Tommy Pico will read from their work and have a book signing at Liberty Hall located at 644 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: thecommons@ku.edu

Hadara Bar-Nadav

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Poet Hadara Bar-Nadav will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Location TBA.

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

Leif Enger

Monday, October 15, 2018

Leif Enger will read from his novel Virgil Wander at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, Story Center at 8900 NE Flintlock, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Kansas City Voices Reading

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Contributors to the anthology KC Voices will read for the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at Johnson County Central Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Haskins, Barber & Mahato

Friday, October 19, 2018

Poets Lola Haskins (shown), Sarah Barber, and Mita Mohato will read from their work for The Writers Place Reading Series, at 3607 Pennsylvania Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

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Maryfrances Wagner & Robert Stewart

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Overland Park, Kan.

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