Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Twin Cities' Wordplay Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019

A huge literary festival with Mary Karr, Stephen King, Jamaica Kincaid, Tommy Orange, Jericho Brown, Amy Tan, New Letters' own Angie Kim (shown), & dozens more.  Try https://loft.org/wordplay/about-wordplay 

Time: All weekend
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota's, Mill City neighborhood
Contact: The Loft (612) 255-1122 | c: (612) 964-3562

Frank, Thompson, Townley & Wagner

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Karin L. Frank, Jermaine Thompson, Roderick Townley and Maryfrances Wagner will read in the Rose Garden Series, Loose Park Garden Center, Rose Room, 5200 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

John Burnham Schwartz

Monday, May 13, 2019

John Burnham Schwartz will read from his novel The Red Daughter at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan.

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

Celeste Ng

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Novelist Celeste Ng will read from her work at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Crystal Field Scholarship Reading

Friday, May 17, 2019

This annual reading of regional poets benefits UMKC's Crystal Field Scholarship in Poetry, at Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st. St., Kansas City, Mo.  Pictured: the late Crystal Field. 

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

Tankard, Silwance, Gershun & Wiltfong

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Writers Tim Tankard, Mary Silwance, Martha Gershun and Kayla Wiltfong will read from their work as part of the Now Presenting Series 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

Thorny Locust Contributors Reading

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Thorny Locust editor, Silvia Kofler, will host readings by Thorny Locust contributors, for Riverfront Reading Series at Our Daily Nada, 304 Delaware St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816- 982-9230

Melanie Benjamin

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Novelist Melanie Benjamin will read from her work 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

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Poet Wyatt Townely will read from her book Rewriting the Body at the Lenexa City Center Library, 8788 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, Kan.

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Lenexa, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Lenexa City Center Library

Heim, Peterson & Weishar

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Alistair Heim, John Peterson and Lindsey Weishar will read in the Rose Garden Series, Loose Park Garden Center, Fern Room, 5200 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Kansas City Literary Events

Molly Peacock

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.

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