Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Midwest Poets Series TBA

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Midwest Poets Series event, guest TBA, 35th year of Series, Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kanas City, Mo. No one turned away for lack of funds. Photo: Series director, Robert Stewart, in his winter suit (photo: Lisa Stewart)

Time: 7:00 PM Reading; reception follows reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Cynthia Cartwright, 816-501-4607

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

Rhonda Miller & Eve Ott

Friday, October 13, 2017

Poets Rhonda Miller and Eve Ott (shown) will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Missouri. 

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

William Trowbridge & Jo McDougall

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Poets William Trowbridge (shown) and Jo McDougall will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Memorial Reading Series at the Johnson County Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 7:00PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600

Powell, Jackson & Hase-Jackson

Friday, October 20, 2017

Poets Elizabeth Powell, Gary Jackson (shown), and Lisa Hase-Jackson will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Stewart O’Nan

Monday, October 23, 2017

UMKC's English department Cockefair Writer-in-Residence novelist Stewart O'Nan will give a craft lecture and public reading. Both events are free and open to the public. More details will be announced closer to the event. 

Time: TBA
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305

Randy Ratliff & Annette Billings

Friday, October 27, 2017

Poets Randy Ratliff and Annette Billings will read from their work as par of The Writers Place Neon Gallery Reading Series, 1921 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Midwest Poets Series TBA

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Midwest Poets Series event, guest TBA, 35th year of Series, Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kanas City, Mo. No one turned away for lack of funds. Photo: Series director, Robert Stewart, in his winter suit (photo: Lisa Stewart)

Time: 7:00 PM Reading; reception follows reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Cynthia Cartwright, 816-501-4607

Hadar Bar-Nadav & Peter Mishler

Friday, November 10, 2017

Poet Hadar Bar-Nadav (shown) and poet Peter Mishler will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: (816) 753-1090

Bolling, Manning & Ryberg

Friday, November 17, 2017

John Ciardi prize winner Bonnie Bolling (shown) and poets Katie Manning and Jason Ryberg will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

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

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