Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Hari Kunzru

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Novelist Hari Kunzru will be speaking in the Writers at Work Series at the Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 p.m. reception; 6:30 event
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400

Kevin Rabas

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Kansas poet laureate, Kevin Rabas, will present a lecture, "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," at 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

Luis Alberto Urrea

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Luis Alberto Urrea will read from his book The House of Broken Angels at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Musgrave, Sommer & Palmer

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Poet John Musgrave (shown), essayist Robert Sommer, and poet H. C. Palmer will read from their works at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, Kansas City, Mo. 64111.

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-531-9673, Prospero's Books

William Trowbridge

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Poet William Trowbridge will read from his work at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-960-4611, Uptown Arts Bar

Myers, Lowe & Gallaher

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Poets Marcus Myers (shown), Bridget Lowe, and John Gallaher will read from their work as part of the Common Sense Reading Series at the Kansas City Art Institute, Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Lisa See

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Author Lisa See will discuss her latest book The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, as part of the Story Center Speaker Series at the Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Registration is required. 

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

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

Joshua Bennett

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Poet Joshua Bennett will speak at the University of Missouri Columbia, Tate Hall, room 102, Columbia, Mo. 

Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Dept.

Kevin Rabas

Saturday, April 7, 2018

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

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Arlin Buyert & Arts in Prison

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Overland Park, Kan.


New Letters on the Air Archive Audio on The Paris Review Podcast

The Paris Review’s podcast for Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, will feature John Ashbery reading his poem “Soonest Mended,” from a 1986 New Letters on the Air program. More information and links to The Paris Review Podcast here.


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.