Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Writers at War: Literature and the Wartime Experience

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Novelists Whitney Terrell (shown) and Matthew Eck along with poet H.C. Palmer will share their different wartime perspectives and how their experiences shaped their approaches to writing. Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo.  

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

I-70 Review Contributors Reading

Friday, September 29, 2017

Contributors to I-70 Review will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.  Co-editor, renowned poet, and inductee into the Raytown School District Teacher Hall of Fame Maryfrances Wagner (shown) hosts.

Time: TBA
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

100,000 Poets for Change

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Writers Place is one of the designated sites for this international event.  Please come and bring your poems, and help keep the open mic reading going. Hosted by John Gallaher and Maryfraces Wagner at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Donald Levering & Joe Benevento

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Poets Donald Levering (shown) and Joe Benevento will read from their new books at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Kevin Rabas

Monday, October 2, 2017

Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extrodinary in the Ordinary," and discuss how poetry can be a path in daily life. Newton Public Library, 720 Oak St., Newton, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Newton, Kan.
Contact: 316-283-2890, Newton Public Library

Bryn Greenwood

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Bryn Greenwood will read from her novel All the Ugly Wonderful Things at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Steve Paul

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Steve Paul will read from his book Hemingway at Eighteen at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3481, Plaza Library

Steve Paul

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Steve Paul will read from his book Hemingway at Eighteen at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Dan Brown

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Author Dan Brown will present his new novel Origin at the Unity Temple located at 707 W 47th Street Kansas City, Mo. Admission packages available by calling the number above.

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

Basic Editing Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Conducted by Robert Stewart, editor of New Letters and winner of a National Magazine Award. Bring a writing sample for advice on editing for publication.  Stewart teaches creative writing and magazine editing in the MFA Program at UMKC. Register: The Story Center at Mid-Continent Public Library, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-883-4774, Story Center Program Manager

Kansas City Literary Events

Lauren Hunter & Erica Lewis

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.