Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Hieu Minh Nguyen

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Poet Hieu Minh Ngyuen will read and have a book singing for his new book Not Here. This even will take place at Liberty Hall 644 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Ks. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Ks.
Contact: thecommons@ku.edu, The Commons

Nikky Finney

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Poet Nikky Finney will read from her work at a Midwest Poets Series event at Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall Auditorium, entrance at 54th and Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-501-4607, Rockhurst University

Peter Heller

Monday, March 11, 2019

Fiction writer Peter Heller will read from his novel The River at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan.

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

Peter Heller

Monday, March 11, 2019

Peter Heller will read from The River at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan.

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

Wyatt Townley

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Poet Wyatt Townley will read from her collection Rewriting the Body at the Johnson County Public Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

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

Claudia Rankine

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Poet Claudia Rankine will read from her work at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Location to be announced. 

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

Muradyan, McKinstry-Brown & Seley

Friday, March 15, 2019

Poets Luisa Muradyan (shown), Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Charlotte Seley will read as part of The Writers Place Reading Series at The Nonprofit Village located at 31 W. 31st Street, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Wuehle, Maierhofer & Novak

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Candice Wuehle (shown), Grant Maierhofer, and JoAnna Novak will read in the Common Sense reading series, Kansas City Art Institute Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: jordanstempleman@gmail.com, Jordan Stempleman

Arts in Prison with Arlin Buyert

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hear inmates and former inmates at Lansing Prison read from their poetry with instructor Arlin Buyert (shown) at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Kevin Rabas

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Poet Laureate of Kansas will give a talk entitled "Finding the Extradorinary in the Oridnary," at the Ulrich Museum of Art, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita,Kan.

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-978-7116, Jana Durfee

Kansas City Literary Events

Donohoe, Peterson, Harty & Schier-Akmala

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Overland Park, Kan.

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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