Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Kevin Rabas

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extrodinary in the Oridinary," at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Bonner Springs, Kan.
Contact: Jack Granath, 913-441-2665

Peter Conners

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Poet Peter Conners will read in the Visitng Writers Series, Northwest Missouri State University in the J.W. Jones Student Union livingroom. 800 University Dr. Maryville, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Maryville, Mo.
Contact: 660-562-1265

Kevin Rabas

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extrodinary in the Oridinary," Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kan. 

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: Rhonna Hargett, 785-776-4741

Margot Livesey

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Prose writer Margo Livesey will read from her work at Central Library, 14 West 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Patricia Smith at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Midwest Poets Series presents four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam—the most successful slammer in the competition’s history—author of seven poetry collections.  Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kanas City, Mo. No one turned away for lack of funds. Audience limit 500.

Time: 7:00 PM Reading; reception follows reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-501-4607, Cynthia Carwright

Wyatt Townley & Kevin Rabas

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Poets Wyatt Townley and Kevin Rabas (shown) will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

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

Unbound Book Festival

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Unbound Book Festival will host numerous poets, essayists, and fiction writers at Stephens College, 1200 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. See the Unbound Book Festival website for author announcements and a schedule of events. 

Time: April 19-21, 2018
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/

Zadie Smith

Friday, April 20, 2018

Acclaimed novelist Zadie Smith will give the keynote address at the Unbound Book Festival, Missouri Theatre, 203 S 9th St., Columbia, Mo. Tickets are required. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/

Joshua Clover

Friday, April 20, 2018

Poet Joshua Clover will give the Kemp Lecture at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Tate Hall, room 102, Columbia, Mo. 

Time: 4:00
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Dept.

Trish Reeves & Greg Field

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Poets Trish Reeves (shown) and Greg Field will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

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

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Woody Skinner

Saturday, January 6, 2018
Wichita, Kan.

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