Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Peter Conners

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Poet Peter Conners will read in the Visitng Writers Series, 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

Margot Livesey

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Prose writer Margo Livesey will read from her work at Central Library, 14 West 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400, Central Library

Patricia Smith at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Midwest Poets Series presents four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam—the most successful slammer in the competition’s history—author of seven poetry collections.  Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kanas City, Mo. No one turned away for lack of funds. Audience limit 500.

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

Wyatt Townley & Kevin Rabas

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Poets Wyatt Townley and Kevin Rabas (shown) 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

Unbound Book Festival

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Unbound Book Festival will host numerous poets, essayists, and fiction writers at Stephens College, 1200 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. See the Unbound Book Festival website for author announcements and a schedule of events. 

Time: April 19-21, 2018
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/

Trish Reeves & Greg Field

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Poets Trish Reeves (shown) and Greg Field 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

Pat Lawson & Joan Yeagley

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Prose writer Pat Lawson (shown) and peot Joan Yeagley 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

Wagner, Field & Stewart

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Poets Maryfrances Wagner, Greg Field, and Robert Stewart (shown) 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

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

Dave Lucas & Ted Genoways

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Lawrence, Kan

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