Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Phil Miller Scholarship Reading

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Riverfront Reading Series will host the Phil Miller Scholarship Reading at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

B.A. Shapiro

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Author B.A. Shapiro will present and read from her newest novel The Collector's Apprentice at the Unity Temple on the Plaza located at 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo. Admission packages required.

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

Robert Stewart at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Robert Stewart will read poems from Working Class (2018), Plumbers (revised edition 2017), Chickenhood and new, for Midwest Poets Series, now under new direction.  A reception follows the reading, at Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall Auditorium, entrance at 54th and Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7 p.m., reception follows
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Rockhurst University (816) 501-4607 or 4828

Angela Flournoy

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fiction author Angela Flournoy will read at Kansas State University in the Union Wildcat Theatre located at 918 N. 17th Street Manhattan, Kan.

Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-532-6716, Kansas State English Department

D.C. Weiser & Chelsey Tighe

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Poet D.C. Weiser (shown) and Chelsey Tighe will be performing a retrospective of Weiser's poetry 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

Laura Kasischke, Writer-in-Residence for UMKC

Monday, October 29, 2018

National Book Critics Circle Award winner and the Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence for UMKC, poet and novelists Laura Kasischke will give a master class on writing in Cockefair Hall, room 105, UMKC, 5121 Rockhill Road., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC Dept. of English

Laura Kasischke, Writer-in-Residence at UMKC

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

National Book Critics Circle Award winner and the Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence for UMKC, poet and novelists Laura Kasischke will give a public reading and interview with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:30
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC Dept. of English

Susan Orlean

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Susan Orlean will read from her new book The Library Book at a Rainy Day Books event at the Kansas City Publick Library, Central Library, Kirk Hall, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Dustin Parsons & Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Friday, November 2, 2018

Non-fiction author Dustin Parsons (shown) and poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil will read at Kansas State Univeristy in the Union Wildcat Theatre located at 918 N. 17th Street Manhattan, Kan.

Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-532-6716, Kansas State English Department

Maril Crabtree & Greg Field

Friday, November 9, 2018

Poets Maril Crabtree (shown) and Greg Field will read for 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

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Maryfrances Wagner & Robert Stewart

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Overland Park, Kan.

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