Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Julie Carr & Meagen Youngdahl

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Poets Julie Carr (shown) and Meagen Youngdahl will read from their work as part of the KU English Department’s Visiting Writers Series in the Centennial Room, 6th Floor of the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd., KU Campus.

Time: 7:05 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-424-3556, Joseph Harrington

John Freeman & Sarah Smarsh

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

John Freeman and Sarah Smarsh (shown) will present their new book Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided America at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Daniel Hoyt & Lain Ellis

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Daniel Hoyt (shown) will appear in coversation with Lain Ellis to discuss his book This Book Is Not for You at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Walter Bargen & Silvia Kofler

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Poets Walter Bargen (shown) and Silvia Kofler will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St, Overland Park, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

E.J. Koh & Amy Meng

Thursday, February 8, 2018

E.J. Koh (shown) and Amy Meng will each read their poetry in the Visiting Writers Series at Northwest Missouri State University in the J.W. Jones Student Union livingroom. 800 University Dr. Maryville, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Maryville, Mo.
Contact: 660-562-1265

Sandra Beasley

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Poet Sandra Beasley will read from her work at Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, Kan.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-978-3456, Dept. of English

Monica Youn at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Midwest Poets Series presents Monica Youn (Stegner and Witter Bynner fellow at the Library of Congress) this 35th year of the Series, Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kanas City, Mo. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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

Humanities Lecture Series Conversation: Peter Balakian

Friday, February 23, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Peter Balakian will read and discuss his work at KU's Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series, 900 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrence, Kan. Feb. 22nd, Balakian will read in Spooner Hall On the KU campus. 

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for the Humanities

Hari Kunzru

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Novelist Hari Kunzru will be speaking in the Writers at Work Series at the Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 p.m. reception; 6:30 event
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400

Glancy, Rodriguez & Furnish

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Diance Glancy, Linda Rodriguez (shown) and Ben Furnish will read from The World Is One Place: Native American Poets Visit the Middle East, in the Thomas Zvi Wilson Series at Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Kansas City Literary Events

Dave Lucas & Ted Genoways

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Lawrence, Kan

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