Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Veterans Reader Theater

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Veterans Reader Theater will share work written by veterans and their families, at Johnson County Central Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

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

Unbound Book Festival

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The fourth annual Unbound Book Festival will take place at various locations in Columbia, Missouri, from April 18th to April 20th. See their website for a full listing of events and readers. 

Time: April 18th-April 20th
Location: Columbia, Mo.

Gary Fincke

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gary Ficncke will read at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design located at 217 Clark Street, Warrensburg, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Warrensburg, Mo.
Contact: 660-543-4268, Pleadies Magazine

North American Review Writing Conference

Friday, April 19, 2019

Writers, teachers, and scholars are invited to participate in generative writing workshops. Keynote will be a reading by Terry Tempest Williams (shown).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

George Saunders

Friday, April 19, 2019

Fiction writer George Saunders will give the keynote address for the Unbound Book Festival at the Missouri Theater, 203 S. 9th St, Columbia, Mo. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: www.unboundbookfestival.com

Kaminski, Mountain & Thompson

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Megan Kaminski (shown), Alicia Mountain, & Jermaine Thompson will read. Common Sense series, K.C. Art Institute, Crossroads Gallery, 1819 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.  

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

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates will read from and speak about his work at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. Admissions package is required

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

Writers Place Benefit: una Festa

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Own this Garry Noland work of art (shown) or other silent-auction gems at a party and benefit for The Writers Place community literary center, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: early evening
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: The Writers Place (816) 281-8311 http://writersplacekc.org/

Martha Hall Kelly

Monday, April 29, 2019

Martha Hall Kelly will read from her novel Lost Roses at Woodneath Library, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Laura Moriarty

Friday, February 22, 2019
Manhattan, Ks.


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.


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.