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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kansas City Literary Events
This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.