Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

New Letters Writing Conference

Friday, June 22, 2018

A weekend for writers (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screen, play, and more), and a full faculty of professional writers.  A dynamic weekend of craft lectures, workshops, discussions.  Credit or noncredit.  All levels.  Learn, improve, succeed.  Held at Diastole Scholars Center of UMKC, 2501 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo., on hospital hill.  Sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City's New Letters magazine and Arts and Sciences CE.  (816) 235-2736.

Time: 5:30 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Sunday, June 24
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: New Letters (816) 235-1168 or 1169

Diane Glancy at New Letters Conference

Friday, June 22, 2018

Diane Glancy will give the keynote address and serve as fiction coach for the 2018 New Letters magazine Writing Conference: A Weekend for Writers, with some of the best writing coaches, published pros, dedicated to the art, in poetry, fiction, articles, essays, plays, screen, and publishing.  Register to attend: https://bit.ly/1j1F0oj or call contact.

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: (816) 235-2736 UMKC A&S Continuing Ed.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will read from her new poetry collection Miriam's Well at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Thomas Fox Averill & Tina Hacker

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Prose writer Thomas Fox Averill and poet Tina Hacker will read in the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at Johnson County Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

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

Stanley E. Banks & B.J. Soloy

Friday, August 10, 2018

Poets Stanley E. Banks (shown) and B.J. Soloy will read in The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennyslvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Rodgers, Sommer & Rodriguez

Friday, August 17, 2018

Fiction authors Susan Jackson Rodgers (shown), Robert Sommer, and poet and novelist Linda Rodriguez will read for The Writers Place Reading Series. Located at 3607 Pennsylvania Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Maryfrances Wagner & Robert Stewart

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Poets Maryfrances Wagner and Robert Stewart (shown) will read from their new books 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

Beth Gulley & Susan Carman

Friday, September 14, 2018

Writers Beth Gulley (shown) and Susan Carman will read from their work as part of The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennyslvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Brian Turner

Friday, September 14, 2018

Military vet and poet Brian Turner, of Here, Bullet fame, will speak and conduct a series of events Friday and Saturday, with veterans who write, starting at Kansas City's Central Library, 14 West 10th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: TBA
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400, Central Library

Arlin Buyert & Musicians

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Poet Arlin Buyert will read from his work and be accompanied by musicians 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

Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Kinsley, Kan.

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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.