Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Denise Low

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Denise Low will read at "Poetry on the Porch," hosted by Poet Laureate of Kansas, Kevin Rabas, at the William Allen White House, 927 Exchange St., Emporia, Kan.

Time: TBA
Location: Emporia, Kan.
Contact: Kevin Rabas, krabas@emporia.edu

I-70 Review Release Party & Reading

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Join the staff and contributors of I-70 Review for a rekease party and reading of the latest issue at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennyslvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Kevin Rabas

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," at South Branch, Kansas City Kansas Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Kan.
Contact: 913-627-7635, Kansas City Kansas Public Library

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

Phil Miller Scholarship Reading

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Riverfront Reading Series will host the Phil Miller Scholarship Reading at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

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

Robert Stewart at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Robert Stewart will read poems from Working Class (2018), Plumbers (revised edition 2017), Chickenhood and new, for Midwest Poets Series, now under new direction.  A reception follows the reading, at Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall Auditorium, entrance at 54th and Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7 p.m., reception follows
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Rockhurst University (816) 501-4607 or 4828

Writer-in-Residence for UMKC

Monday, October 29, 2018

Laura Kasischke will be the Cockefair writer-in-residence for UMKC's creative-writing program.  She is author of eight collections of poetry and eight novels, awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Events scheduled over three days.  Photo credit: Jerome Bonnetpou.

Time: Several events Oct. 29, 30,31. TBA
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: UMKC Dept. of English (816) 235-1305

Maril Crabtree & Greg Field

Friday, November 9, 2018

Poets Maril Crabtree (shown) and Greg Field will read for The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennyslvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

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