Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

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/

Kevin Young

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Kevin Young will read from Brown: Poems at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Zadie Smith

Friday, April 20, 2018

Acclaimed novelist Zadie Smith will give the keynote address at the Unbound Book Festival, Missouri Theatre, 203 S 9th St., Columbia, Mo. Tickets are required. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/

Joshua Clover

Friday, April 20, 2018

Poet Joshua Clover will give the Kemp Lecture at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Tate Hall, room 102, Columbia, Mo. 

Time: 4:00
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Dept.

Mark Wisniewski

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fiction writer Mark Wisniewski (shown) and the David Baker Award Winner will read from their work as part of The Pleidaes Visiting Writers Series, James C. Kirkpatrick  Library Performance Corner, 601 Missouri St., Warrensburg, Mo. 

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Warrensburg, Mo.
Contact: 660-543-4425, Dept. of English

Adair-Hodges, Mauch & Molberg

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Poets Erin Adair-Hodges (shown), Matt Mauch, and Jenny Molberg will read from their work as part of the Common Sense Reading Series at the Kansas City Art Institute, Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: jordanstempleman@gmail.com, Jordan Stempleman

Kevin Rabas

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," at the Kinsley Public Library, 208 E. 8th St., Kinsley, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kinsley, Kan.
Contact: 620-659-3341, Joan K. Weaver

Sprung Formal Reading Release

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Contributors to the Kansas City Art Institute's literary journal,
Sprung Formal, will read from the latest issue at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: jordanstempleman@gmail.com, Jordan Stempleman

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

Crystal Field Scholarship Reading

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Writers Place hosts the annual Crystal Field Scholarship Benefit Reading, a themed, open-mic, multi-poet, fast-paced event.  Donations (not required for attendance) will help support the Crystal Field Scholarship for a creative writing student at UMKC. 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Arlin Buyert & Arts in Prison

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Overland Park, Kan.

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