Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

John Gallaher & Kathy Goodkin

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Poets John Gallaher and Kathy Goodkin will read at 400 Union Club on the Missouri State campus, Springfield, Mo.

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield, Mo.
Contact: 417-836-5107, Missouri State English Department

Huascar Medina

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Poet laureate of Kansas, Huascar Medina, will lecture, "May Our Voices Ring True" at the Olathe Public Library, Indian Creek Branch, 16100 W 135 St., Olathe, Kan.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Olathe, Kan.
Contact: 913-971-6835, Allison Antrim

Matthew Cooperman & Aby Kaupang

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Poets Matthew Cooperman & Aby Kaupang will read from NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified), NW Missouri State, Meeting Room A, Jones Union, 800 University Dr., Maryville, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Maryville, Mo.
Contact: dbiegel@nwmissouri.edu, Daniel Biegelson

Unbound Book Festival

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Jericho Brown, Molly McCully Brown, Garth Greenwell, Kristen Radtke, Erika Sanchez, Tracy Smith, Brandon Taylor, Justin Torres, Alexander Weinstein, and others will discuss their writing at Unbound Book Festival, Columbia, Mo.

Time: April 23–April 25 2020
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: mail@unboundbookfestival.com.

Paper Plains Literary Festival

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Colson Whitehead, Natalie Diaz, Julie Murphy, Grady Hendrix, Ed Skoog, Erika Meitner, Philip Metres, and Traci Brimhall, among others, will discuss their writing at the Paper Plains Literary Festival, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: April 23-April 26
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: www.paperplains.org

Tracy K. Smith & Jericho Brown

Friday, April 24, 2020

Poet Tracy K. Smith will give the keynote address for Unbound Book Festival and interviewed by poet Jericho Brown at the Missouri Theater, 203 S. 9 St., Columbia, Mo.

Time: TBA
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: mail@unboundbookfestival.com

Colson Whitehead

Friday, April 24, 2020

Novelist Colson Whitehead (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award), will speak for the Lawrence Public Library, at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-832-5400

Rudy Francisco

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Poet Rudy Francisco will read at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87 St., Overland Park, Kan. Poet Jen Harris will interview Francisco before the performance.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Johnson County Library

Karen Craigo & Huascar Medina

Friday, May 8, 2020

Missouri poet laureate, Karen Craigo, and Kansas poet laureate, Huascar Medina, will read for Riverfront Readings at the Writers Place, 31 W. 31 St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Crystal Field Scholarship Reading

Friday, May 15, 2020

This annual reading of regional poets benefits UMKC's Crystal Field Scholarship in Poetry, at Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st. St., Kansas City, Mo.

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Luke Geddes

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Wichita, Kan.


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