Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

William Trowbridge

Friday, March 29, 2019

William Trowbridge will read from his work with other poets and the River Cow Orchestra at the Uptwon Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Laura Moriarty

Friday, March 29, 2019

Novelist Laura Moriarty will read at Kansas State University location TBA.

Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-532-6591, Kansas State, English Department

Jericho Brown

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Poet Jericho Brown will read at Wichita State University at the Ulrich Museum located at 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, Ks.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Wichita, Ks.
Contact: 316-978-3548, Department of English

Jesmyn Ward

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner in fiction, will speak at the Hall Center for the Humanities. Location to be announced. 900 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for the Humanities

Mary Troy

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fiction author Mary Troy will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Location TBA.  She will give a craft lecture at 10 a.m. the next day, Friday, April 12. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

Natasha Trethewey

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Poet Natasha Threthewey will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Location TBA.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

North American Review Writing Conference

Friday, April 19, 2019

Writers, teachers, and scholars are invited to share their work and participate in generative writing workshops led by one of the prominent featured writers. The conference keynote will be a reading by Terry Tempest Williams (shown). North American Review, Univ. of Northern Iowa. To register and submit proposals visit https://bit.ly/1RByDbY. 

Time: April 19th-April 21st
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Contact: Jeremy Schraffenberger, schraffj@uni.edu

Kaminski, Mountain & Thompson

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Writers Megan Kaminski (shown), Alicia Mountain, and Jermaine Thompson will read for the Common Sense reading series at the Kansas City Art Institute Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.  

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

Martha Hall Kelly

Monday, April 29, 2019

Martha Hall Kelly will read from her new novel Lost Roses at a Rainy Day author event at the Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Sprung Formal Reading Release

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Contributors to the Kansas City Art Institutes literary journal, Sprung Formal, will read their work at the Kansas City Art Institute Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.  

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Donohoe, Peterson, Harty & Schier-Akmala

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Overland Park, Kan.

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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