Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Amie Barrodale & Jordan Stempleman

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Amie Barrodale (shown), fiction editor of Vice and story writer, will join poet Jordan Stempleman, who also teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute, as part of The Writers Place Reading Series, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Lindsey Martin-Bowen & Glenn North

Friday, September 9, 2016

Poets Lindsey Martin-Bowen (shown) and Glenn North 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: rross@riverfrontreadings.com

Kansas Book Festival

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Presenting authors for the 6th Annual Kansas Book Festival will be inside the Kansas State Capitol Building, 300 S.W. 10th Street, Topeka, Kan. Vendors, entertainment, and book signings will be set up outside the new Visitor's Center. More details TBA.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Topeka, Kan.
Contact: ksbookfestival@gmail.com

Joshua Cohen

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Joshua Cohen, novelist, short-story writer, and "New Books" critic for Harper's, will discuss his novel The Book of Numbers with Whitney Terrell, professor in the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in the Writers at Work Series, 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: 816-842-3091

Garcia, Ciummo, Koromante, Sierra & Clevenger

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Poets Linzi Garcia (shown), Anna Ciummo (Winner of the Dorie Renee Hogan Poetry Contest), Joan Koromante, Chico Sierra (Spartan Press' Pop Poet for August), and Victor Clevenger will read from their work at The Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th Street, Lawrence, Kansas. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300

Trowbridge, Campbell, & McHenry

Friday, September 16, 2016

Author of many poetry personae—Kong, Oldguy, Fool—William Trowbridge (shown) will join Erik Campbell and Eric McHenry in a reading at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Jonathan Safran Foer

Friday, September 16, 2016

Jonathan Safran Foer will discuss his new novel, Here I Am. This event co-sponsored by The Kansas City Star's Middle of The Map Speaker Series and Rainy Day Books, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo.  Purchase of book for admission.

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

Annie Newcomer & Alan Proctor

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Poet Annie Newcomer (shown) and poet and novelist Alan Proctor will read from their work. This Writers Place event is part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson reading series held at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600

Philip Metres

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Poet Philip Metres, author of the books Pictures at an Exhibition: A Petersburg Album and Sand Opera will read from his work as part of the KU English MFA Visiting Writers Series at the Centennial Room, Kansas Union, University of Kansas campus.

Time: 7:05 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: Joseph Harrington; jharrington@ku.edu

Rachel Hall

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rachel Hall will read from her collection of stories Heirlooms (BkMk Press, fall 2016) and discuss some of the historical research that went into this book with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam. This event will be held at the National Archives, 400 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-2558

Kansas City Literary Events

Amie Barrodale & Jordan Stempleman

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Kansas City, Mo.

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