Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Margaret Atwood

Monday, February 2, 2015

Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture in the Ballroom in the Kansas Union on the University of Kansas Campus, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: Emily Ryan, 785-864-6293

Carmen Gimenez Smith

Monday, February 9, 2015

Carmen Gimenez Smith will read from her poetry collection Milk and Filth in Spooner Hall of The Commons on the University of Kansas Campus, Lawrence, Kan.

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

Denise Low & Kathryn Kysar

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Former Poet Laureate of Kansas Denise Low (shown) and fellow poet Kathryn Kysar 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.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4414

Anna Deavere Smith

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, winner of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award and recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, will discuss her work as part of the University of Kansas' Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series, at the Lied Center Auditorium, 1600 Stewart Street, Lawrence, Kan.

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

New Voices Reading

Friday, February 20, 2015

Emerging voices in poetry, including Marcus Myers (shown), Brian Clifton, Tammy Daniel, Teresa Leggard, Melissa Fite, and Christopher Eithun will share 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

Amy Ash, Sara Henning, & Elizabeth Schultz

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Poets Amy Ash (shown), Sara Henning, and Elizabeth Schultz will read from their work as part of the Taproom Poetry Series at the Eighth Street Taproom, 19 E. 8th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: taproompoetry@gmail.com

Michelle Boisseau & Hadara Bar-Nadav

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Poets Michelle Boisseau (shown) and Hadara Bar-Nadav will read from their work as part of the Pleiades/The Honors College Visiting Writers Series, at the University of Central Missouri, Gallery of Art and Design, 217 Clark Street, Warrensburg, Mo.

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Warrensburg, Mo.
Contact: 660-543-8106

Elizabeth Gaffney

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Elizabeth Gaffney, author of Metropolis and editor of the Brooklyn-based literary magazine A Public Spacewill discuss her new novel, When the World Was Young, with Whitney Terrell, the New Letters Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, as part of the Writers at Work Series and co-hosted by A Public Space, 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

Natasha Trethewey

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The nineteenth United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Natasha Trethewey 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

Vijay Seshadri

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Midwest Poets Series presents Vijay Seshadri, the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 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

Kansas City Literary Events

Margaret Atwood

Monday, February 2, 2015
Lawrence, Kan.

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