Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

C. Morgan Babst

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

C. Morgan Babst will read from her novel Floating World at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Nnedi Okorafor

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hugo Award winner and fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor will read and speak about her work for the Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series hosted by the Lawrence Public Library and the Hall Center for the Humanities at Liberty Hall, 646 Massachusettes St., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-843-3833, ext. 122, Kristin Soper

Maril Crabtree & Greg Field

Friday, November 9, 2018

Poets Maril Crabtree (shown) and Greg Field will read for The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennyslvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Leif Enger

Monday, November 12, 2018

Leif Enger will read from his new novel Virgil Wander at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

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

Liane Moriarty

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Liane Moriarty will read from her novel Nine Perfect Strangers at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. Ticket required for admission.

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

Marcus Jackson

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Poet Marcus Jackson will read from his work at a Midwest Poets Series event at Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall Auditorium, entrance at 54th and Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-501-4607, Rockhurst University

Diana Joseph & C.D. DyVanc

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Authors Diana Joseph (shown) and C.D. DyVanc will read at Northwest Missouri State University in the livingroom at J.W. Jones Student Union located at 800 University Dr., Maryville, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Maryville, Mo.
Contact: 660-562-1265, Dept. of Languange, Literature and Writing

Russell Banks at UMKC

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Russell Banks will be the featured speaker at the Writers for Readers dinner and festivities to support Literacy KC and the UMKC MFA Program in Creative Writing.  A ticketed event, Pierson Auditorium (Atterbury Center), 5000 Holmes St., UMKC, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: English dept., UMKC (816) 235-1305

Groves, Reeves & Loots

Friday, November 16, 2018

Novelist Rachel Groves (shown), poets Trish Reeves and Barbara Loots will read for The Writers Place Reading Series. Located at 3607 Pennsylvania Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 8167531090, The Writers Place

Neil Gaiman

Monday, November 19, 2018

Writer Neil Gaiman will speak the Hall Center for the Humanities, Location to be announced. 900 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for the Humanities

Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Leavenworth, Kan.

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