Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Celeste Ng

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Novelist Celeste Ng will read from her work at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Crystal Field Scholarship Reading

Friday, May 17, 2019

This annual reading of regional poets will benefit UMKC's Crystal Field Scholarship in Poetry.  Pictured here: the late Crystal Field.  Event at Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st. St., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Melanie Benjamin

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Novelist Melanie Benjamin will read from her work at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan.

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

Heim, Peterson & Weishar

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Alistair Heim (shown), John Peterson and Lindsey Weishar will read in the Rose Garden Series, Loose Park Garden Center, Fern Room, 5200 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Dobson, Khan, & Reed

Friday, August 16, 2019

Prose writers Patrick Dobson (shown) and Janet Reed, along with poet J. Khan will read from their work as part of The Writers Place Reading Series at Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Madeline Miller

Monday, September 16, 2019

Madeline Miller will read from her novel at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan.

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

Lawson, Preu, Seley & Young

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Pat Lawson (shown), Jason Preu, Charlotte Seley and Melvina Young will read in the Rose Garden Reading Series, Loose Park Garden Center, Rose Room, 5200 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

William Trowbridge & Bob Walkenhorst

Monday, October 28, 2019

Poet William Trowbridge (shown) will read from his work 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

Kansas City Literary Events

Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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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.