Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

LITFESTKC 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Rabbit hole, KC Public Library, and Crossroads Academy host LITFESTKC 2017, literature festival for children on April 28 and 29, including the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jon Scieszka, Caldecott winner Sophie Blackall, others. Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-492-7915 The Rabbit Hole rabbitholekc.org/events/

Caraza, Martin-Bowen, Hughes & Ryberg

Friday, April 28, 2017

Poet and fiction writer Xanath Caraza, and prose writers Lindsay Martin-Bowen, David Hughes, and Jason Ryberg 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 The Writers Place

Poetry Comes Alive

Saturday, April 29, 2017

An evening of poetry and jazz with six area poets: Stan Banks, Glenn North, Stacey Portillo, Shu Shin Shah, Xanath Caraza, and Jen Harris, at Corbin Theatre 15 N. Water St., Liberty, Mo. Tickets are $15.00.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Liberty, Mo.
Contact: 816-529-4988, The Corbin Theatre

Laura McBride & Camille Perri

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Authors Laura McBride (shown) and Camille Perri will speak about characters in their writing as part of the The Story Center Speakers Series at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. This event is in partenership with Rainy Day Books. Registration is required. Please call or visit the Woodneath Library Center website to register for the event. 

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

At the Rose Garden: Banks, Reeves, Sommer & zeitz

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Poets Stanley E. Banks, Trish Reeves (shown), Erika Zeitz, and prose writer Robert Sommer will read from their work at Loose Park rose garden, 52nd and Summit Streets, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Yaa Gyasi

Monday, May 8, 2017

Yaa Gyasi will present her novel Homegoing at the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch in the Truman Forum, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Free but registration requested. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3407, Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch

Patricia Lockwood

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Patricia Lockwood will discuss her new memoir Priestdaddy as part of The Story Center Speaker Series at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Graeme Simsion

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fiction writer Graeme Simsion will speak about his latest book The Best of Adam Sharp, as part of the The Story Center Speakers Series at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. This event is in partenership with Rainy Day Books. Registration is required. Please call or visit the Woodneath Library Center website to register for the event. 

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

Aisha Sharif & Susan Whitmore

Friday, May 12, 2017

Poets Aisha Shrif (shown) and Susan Whimore will read from their work 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

Patricia Lockwood

Friday, May 12, 2017

Patricia Lockwood will discuss her new memoir Priestdaddy at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Kansas City Literary Events

Sean Hillen

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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