Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Tankard, Silwance, Gershun & Wiltfong

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Writers Tim Tankard, Mary Silwance, Martha Gershun and Kayla Wiltfong will read for the ow Presenting Series, Johnson County Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Thorny Locust Contributors Reading

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Thorny Locust editor, Silvia Kofler, will host readings by Thorny Locust contributors, for Riverfront Reading Series at Our Daily Nada, 304 Delaware St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816- 982-9230

Melanie Benjamin

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Novelist Melanie Benjamin will read from her work at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan.

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

Joy Roulier Sawyer

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Joy Roulier Sawyer will read from her book Lifegaurd: Poems at Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kan.

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

Meg Wolitzer

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Novelist Meg Wolitzer will give a talk entitled "Why Are You Telling Me This? A Discussion About the Craft of Novels," at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. This event is sponosred by the Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair Foundation. Tickets for the event can be purchased here

Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-6222, UMKC Central Ticket Office

Wyatt Townley

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Poet Wyatt Townely will read a poem commissioned for the dedication of the new Lenexa City Center Library, 8788 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, Kan.

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Lenexa, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Lenexa City Center Library

Green, Sierra & Paul

Friday, June 14, 2019

Lizzie Green, Chico Sierra and Kevin Jean Paul will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Heim, Peterson & Weishar

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Alistair Heim, John Peterson and Lindsey Weishar (shown) will read in the Rose Garden Series, Loose Park Garden Center, Fern Room, 5200 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Rebecca Makkai

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rebecca Makkai will read from her novel The Great Believers at Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan

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

Jericho Brown

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Poet Jericho Brown will read from his work at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-843-3833, ext. 122, Kristin Soper

Kansas City Literary Events

Tankard, Silwance, Gershun & Wiltfong

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Overland Park, Kan.

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