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Conger Beasley Jr.

In environmental essays, novels, and short stories, Conger Beasley Jr. has proven himself "a writer of extraordinary imagination and cunning." Here he reads about the Oglala Sioux piercing ceremony and about the Mi...

Jorie Graham

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham spent most of her early life in Italy. Here she r...

Herald Hausman

Hausman is the author of books of poetry and fiction that recount the difficulties of writing outside his...

Gerald Early

Early, a professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, has written extensively on the subject ...

Albert Russo

Russo writes in both English and French. He reads from his novel MIXED BL...

Quincy Troupe

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Troupe's poetry reflects his African-American heritage....

Jack Matthews

Reviewers for THE NEW YORK TIMES have raved about Jack Matthews. With more than a dozen books to his credit, he is one o...

Richard Harteis

What happens when an overweight, middle-aged man decides to run in the New York marathon? Richard Harteis chronicl...

Mary Gordon

The writer reads from her highly acclaimed fourth novel, THE OTHER SI...

Donald Justice

Justice reads poems from THE SUNSET MAKER an...

Ernest J. Gaines

Gaines reads from a collection of short stories, BLOODLINE, and discusses place, race, and the past, topics he refers t...

Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips' book of short stories, Black Tickets caused cheers to go up in the literary world. In the Ne...

James Galvin

Wyoming poet James Galvin's work has what one critic calls, "a Western sensibility tinged with modernism.\" In...

Elizabeth Tallent

A favorite with readers of THE NEW YORKER, Tallent writes quiet, eloquent tales about families in flux and children cau...

Walker Percy

Percy reads from THE MOVIEGOER and talks about his fascinat...

Marge Piercy

The author of WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME and GONE TO SOLDIERS reads poems and talks about he...

Nikolai Tolstoy

Tolstoy discusses his book THE MINISTER AND THE MASSACRES, in which he charges former British Prime Minister Harold M...

Theodore Weiss

Weiss and his wife, Renee, edited the QUARTERLY REVIEW OF LITERATURE for many y...

William Kennedy

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of IRONWEED reads from his fourth book, QUINN'S STORY, which focuses on his home...

Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson, the author of the highly-praised novel, Housekeeping, which was turned into an equally acclaimed movie, reads fr...

Anne Waldman

Anne Waldman, one of the few women to rise to prominence among the Beats, reads poems and talks about co-founding the Jack Ker...

Richard Howard

Howard is one of the best-known translators of French to English. He won the American Book Award for h...

Charles Baxter

All Things Considered book reviewer, Alan Cheuse says, "Charles Baxter's stories are some of the finest being written in America today." In this program, Baxter ...

Carolyn Forché

Forché reads from her book-length poem THE ANGEL OF HISTORY, which is told in several voices. She t...

Ken Kesey

The author of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION talks about his struggle to produce a great novel...

Nikolai Tolstoy

A descendant of Leo, Nikolai Tolstoy is a historian turned novelist. He reads from ...

Kansas City Literary Events

Kathleen Rooney

Monday, April 23, 2018
Fairway, Kan.

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New Letters & BkMk Press Events at 2018 AWP Conference / Tampa Bookfair Booth 1048

Join us at AWP 2018 in Tampa, Florida, for three events: A tribute to Michelle Boisseau + book signings by Robert Stewart and Mia Leonin.

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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.