Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Sarah Smarsh

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sarah Smarsh, author of "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth." Will be in conversation about class and rural America at the Sheraton Overland Park, 6100 College Blvd. Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 785-357-0359, Humanities Kansas

William Trowbridge & Bob Walkenhorst

Monday, October 28, 2019

William Trowbridge will read his poems, and musician Bob Walkenhorst will play music at The Brick, 1727 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-421-1634, The Brick

Jen Julian

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fiction author Jen Julian will read on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. Time and location details TBA.

Time: TBA
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

Pat Lawson & Phyllis Becker

Friday, November 8, 2019

Prose writer Pat Lawson and poet Phyllis Becker will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Donika Kelly

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Poet Donika Kelly will read for the Midwest Poets Series in Arrupe Hall located on the Rockhurst University campus at 5351 Forest Ave. Kansas City, Mo. This event is free and open to the public.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-501-4607, Rockhurst Center for Arts and Letters

Friman, Trowbridge & Wagner

Friday, November 15, 2019

Alice Friman, William Trowbridge, and Maryfrances Wagner will read poems for The Writers Place Series at 31 W. 31st. St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Matthew Salesses

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Novelist Matthew Salesses will read on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. Time and location details TBA.

Time: TBA
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

R.O. Kwon

Friday, February 28, 2020

Novelist R.O. Kwon will read on the Kansas State University campus. Exact location of this event is TBA.

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

Cameron Awkward-Rich

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Poet Cameron Awkward-Rich will read on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. Time and location details TBA.

Time: TBA
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

Lacy Johnson

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Memoirist Lacy Johnson will read from her work at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo. Location to be announced. 

Time: TBA
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, Dept. of English

Kansas City Literary Events

Karl Marlantes

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.

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