Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Xánath Caraza

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Xánath Caraza will host this Fall Into Poetry Open Mic event at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Avenue, Kansas City, Kan.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Kan.
Contact: 913-722-7400

The Power of Reading & Writing

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Playwright Frank Higgins (shown) and Kansas City Star columnist Jenee Osterheldt, along with participants in Literacy Kansas City's adult learning program, will discuss what writing has brought to their lives. This event, hosted by KCPT-TV's Nick Haines, will be held at the Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 PM Reception; 6:30 PM Program
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3481

Whitney Terrell

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Whitney Terrell, asst. professor of creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will discuss his novel The King of Kings County, on its 10th anniversary; included will be Gwen Grant of the Urban League, Black Archives of Mid-America's Emiel Cleaver, and Library Director Crosby Kemper III to discuss the book and the racial climate in Kansas City.  Gina Kauffman, of KCUR's Central Standard, will moderate, at the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 PM Reception, 6:30 PM Program
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3407

Gabriela Lemmons & Shirley Rickett

Friday, September 11, 2015

Poets Gabriela Lemmons (shown) and Shirley Rickett, will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Rhiannon Dickerson & Amish Trivedi

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Poets Rhiannon Dickerson (shown) and Amish Trivedi will read from their work as part of a Common Sense Reading Series, at the Irving Amphitheater on the Kansas City Art Institute Campus, 4402 Oak Street, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Tina Hacker & Gary Lechliter

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Poets Tina Hacker (shown) and Gary Lechliter will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Oak Park Neighborhood Library, 9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park, Kan. Sponsored by The Writers Place and Johnson County Public Library.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4414

Jonathan Franzen

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jonathan Franzen will discuss his new novel, Purity, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Mary Stone, Olivia Stiffler, Randall Weiss, & Marianne Kunkel

Friday, September 18, 2015

Poets Mary Stone (shown), Olivia Stiffler, Randall Weiss, and Marianne Kunkel, will share their work as part of a reading series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Power of Words Conference

Friday, September 18, 2015

The 12th Power of Words Conference: Transformation, Liberation & Celebration Through the Spoken, Written and Sung Word, includes workshops, performances, and more, featuring writers, storytellers, and performers, with Jimmy Santiago Baca (shown), and others at Unity Village in Kansas City. conference website.

Time: September 18th - September 20th
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-251-3533

Garth Stein

Monday, September 21, 2015

Garth Stein will discuss his new novel, A Sudden Light, at Rainy Day Books in the Fairway Shops, 2706 W. 53rd Street, Fairway, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Fairway, Kan.
Contact: Rainy Day Books, 913-384-3126

Kansas City Literary Events

Xánath Caraza

Saturday, September 5, 2015
Kansas City, Kan.

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