Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Wyatt Townley & Trish Reeves

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley (shown) will read with fellow poet Trish Reeves as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-495-9107

Joshua Clover & Megan Kaminski

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Poets Joshua Clover (shown) and Megan Kaminski will read from their work as part of the MFA Program Visiting Writers Series at, The Commons, Spooner Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4520

Stan Banks

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Poet Stan Banks will read from his new collection, Blue Issues, at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 N. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Chris Eaton, 816-883-4900

Jordan Bass

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jordan Bass, managing editor of McSweeney's Publishing, will discuss his work editing both fiction and nonfiction as part of the Current Perspectives lecture series, at Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall on the Kansas City Art Institute campus, 4415 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-802-3426

Paul Dickey & John Mort

Friday, April 18, 2014

Poet Paul Dickey (shown) and novelist John Mort will read from 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

Chris Leonard

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chris Leonard, author of The Meat Racket, will discuss his 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: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400

Julene Bair

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Julene Bair will discuss her memoir, The Ogallala Road, 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

Neon Gallery Reading

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hosted by Rick Malsick, poets Maria Vasquez Boyd, José Faus, Silvia Kofler, Pat Lawson, and Eve Ott will read from their work with musical accompaniment from River Cow Orchestra, at Downtown Neon Gallery, 1921 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

First Annual Poetry Fair

Saturday, April 26, 2014

In celebration of National Poetry Month, poets who have published at least one book or chapbook are invited to participate in this open mic event. Each poet will also be provided a table to sell books. Registration is required. This event will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: Beth Schultz, eschultz@ku.edu

Kansas City Voices Reading

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Reading by contributors to the latest issue of Kansas City Voices magazine, including Eve Ott, Alarie Tennille, and John Peterson, at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

Kansas City Literary Events

Wyatt Townley & Trish Reeves

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Overland Park, Kan.

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