Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

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

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

Jamie Heller & Andres Rodriguez

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Jamie Heller and Andrés Rodríguez (shown) will read from their work for the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, 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

Cote Smith

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Cote Smith will read from his novel Limetown at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan.

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

Eve Ott & Pat Daneman

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Writers Eve Ott and Pat Daneman will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at the Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Elizabeth Berg

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Elizabeth Berg will present and read from her novel Night of Miracles at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.

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

Wagner, Molberg, Morse & Stewart

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Poet Maryfrances Wagner (shown) will release her new book and read with Jenny Molberg, Cameron Morse, & Robert Stewart, at Westport Coffehouse, 4010 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-756-3222, Westport Coffeehouse

Kansas City Literary Events

Marcus Jackson

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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