Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Friman, Trowbridge & Wagner

Friday, November 15, 2019

Alice Friman, William Trowbridge, and Maryfrances Wagner will read poems for The Writers Place Series at 31 W. 31st. St., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Ron Currie Jr.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Novelist Ron Currie Jr. will read at the Johnson County Library Oak Park branch, 9500 Bluejacket St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Oak Park Library

Ron Currie Jr. and New Letters on the Air

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Novelist Ron Currie Jr. will be interviewed by New Letters on the Air host, Angela Elam, at the Johnson County Library Central Resource branch at 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Branch

John Freeman

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

John Freeman, former Granta editor-in-chief, critic (The Tyranny of E-mail) and poet, editor of Freeman's magazine, will read for Writers at Work at the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO.

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

Ron Currie Jr.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Novelist Ron Currie Jr. will read at Monticello Library, 22435 W. 66th St., Shawnee, Kan. 

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Shawnee, Kan
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Ron Currie Jr.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Novelist Ron Currie Jr. will read at the Johnson County Library-Gardner branch, 137 E. Shawnee St., Gardner, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Gardner, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4581, Gardner Library

Elizabeth Berg

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Novelist Elizabeth Berg will read from her lateset novel The Confession Club in the sanctuary at the Unity Temple on The Plaza located at 707 W. 47th St. Kansas City, Mo. Admissions package required. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Matthew Salesses

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Novelist Matthew Salesses will read on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. Time and location details TBA.

Time: TBA
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

R.O. Kwon

Friday, February 28, 2020

Novelist R.O. Kwon will read on the Kansas State University campus. Exact location of this event is TBA.

Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-532-6716, Kansas State English Dept.

Huscar Medina

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Poet Laureate of Kansas Huscar Medina will give a lecture entitled "May Our Voices Ring True," at the Mankato City Library, 214 N. High St., Ste. 1, Mankato, Kan.

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Mankato, Kan.
Contact: 785-378-3885, Crystal Fullerton

Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Friday, August 30, 2019
Lawrence, Kan.

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