Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Rich Smith, Marcus Myers, & Leah Sewell

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Poets Rich Smith (shown), Marcus Myers, and Leah Sewell will read from their work as part of a Common Sense Reading Series, at Irving Amphitheater on the Kansas City Art Institute Campus, 4402 Oak Street, Kansas City, Mo.

 

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

Alice Friman

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Midwest Poets Series presents Alice Friman, winner of the Pushcart Prize and 2012 Georgia Author of the Year, at Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kansas City, Mo. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Time: 7:00 PM Reading; reception follows reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Cynthia Cartwright, 816-501-4607

Billy Collins

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Admission price $16 book purchase. Collins will present his new collection, Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems, 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

Amy Wilentz

Monday, November 3, 2014

Journalist and author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Autobiography, Amy Wilentz will discuss her work as part of the University of Kansas' Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series, in the Kansas Union of Woodruff Auditorium, 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will read from her poetry collection Chasing Weather, a collaborative book featuring weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke, at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan. 

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

Jayne Anne Phillips

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jayne Anne Phillips, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and author of the novel Quiet Dellwill discuss her work with Whitney Terrell, the New Letters Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, as part of 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 Interview and Reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo
Contact: 816-701-3400

Elizabeth Schultz

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Elizabeth Schultz will read from her two new books of poetry, Mrs. Noah takes the Helm and Quickening, at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

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

Celebrating Day of the Dead

Friday, November 7, 2014

Celebrate Day of the Dead with special music, art, dance, and readings by Cacayo Ballesteros and Gloria Martinez Adams at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Andrew Johnson, Ruth Williams, & Isaac Anderson

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Poets Andrew Johnson (shown) and Ruth Williams, along with fellow writer Isaac Anderson, will read from their work, at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

Jamie Metzl

Monday, November 10, 2014

Jamie Metzl will present his novel, Genesis Code, 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

Kansas City Literary Events

Rich Smith, Marcus Myers, & Leah Sewell

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.

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Midwest Poets Series Presents Alice Friman

Reading, Thurs., Oct. 30, 2014, 7 p.m., Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo. Award-winning poet and New Letters' contributor, Alice Friman will read her work at a Midwest Poets Series event. Visit our literary calendar for more details

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