Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Robert Stewart: Advanced Editing Workshop

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Writer and Editor-in-Chief of New Letters magazine Robert Stewart will lead an advanced editing workshop at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Registration is required. 

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-883-4900, Woodneath Library Center

William Trowbridge

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Poet William Trowbridge will read from his work at River Reader Bookstore, 1010 Main St., Lexington, Mo. 

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Lexington, Mo.
Contact: 660- 259-4996, River Reader Bookstore

Low, Trowbridge & Weso

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Former poets laureate Denise Low (shown) and  William Trowbridge will share stories of life on the road as poet laureates and Thomas Pecore Weso will read from his new food memoir at Prospero's Books, 1800 W. 39th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-531-9673

Linda Spalding

Monday, April 9, 2018

Author Linda Spalding will discuss her novel A Reckoning, as part of The Story Center Speakers 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

Margot Livesey

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Prose writer Margot Livesey is the inaugural speaker in the Robert & Kathryn Jankus Day Visiting Author Series; Livesey will speak from her latest book, The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing, at Central Library,14 West 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. (A colloquy with the author will take place the following morning, also at the library.) 

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, Kansas 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

Whitney Terrell & Maryfrances Wagner

Friday, April 13, 2018

Novelist Whitney Terrell (shown) and poet Maryfrances Wagner will read from their work as part of The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennyslvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Sloane Crosley

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Author Sloane Crosley will read from her latest collection of essays Look Alive Out There at the Lawrence Public Library located at 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-843-3833

H. C. Palmer & Al Ortolani

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Poet H. C. Palmer (shown) and poet Al Ortolani will read from their works at the Pittsburg Public Library, 308 N. Walnut, Pittsburg, Kan. 66762

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Pittsburg, Kan.
Contact: 620-231-8110, Pittsburg Public Library

Kevin Rabas & Wyatt Townley

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

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.