Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Grant, Graves & Molineux

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Prose writers Jean Grant, Michael Graves, and Cathy Molineux (shown) 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, The Raven Book Store

Shawver, Whitehead & Willie

Friday, June 9, 2017

Fiction writer Brian Shawver (shown), poet Brandon Whitehead, and writer Diane Willie will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Missouri. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

Rose Garden: Hoard, Loots, Moorehead, Stuber

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Robert Stewart (shown on right, with a pal) will read with Barbara Loots, Barbara Stuber & the two winners of the Rose Garden Poetry Contest for Kids: Ava Moorehead (4th grade, home schooled) and Terrence Hoard (8th grade, Tolbert Community Academy), at Loose Park rose garden, 52nd and Summit Streets, Kansas City, Mo.

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

David Sedaris

Friday, June 16, 2017

Author David Sedaris will present his new book Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 at Rainy Day Books located at 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kan. Admission packages are available through Rainy Day Books.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Fairway, Kan.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Annette Hope Billings & Diane Silver

Friday, June 16, 2017

Poet and prose writer Annette Hope Billings (shown) and poet Diane Silver will read from their work at the Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300, The Raven Book Store

Tasha Hass & Pat Berge

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fiction writer Tasha Hass (shown) and poet Pat Berge will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Public Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan. 

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

Anne Hillerman & Tom Clavin

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Anne Hillerman (shown) will discuss her third novel, Song of the Lion, and Tom Clavin will discuss his latest book, as part of the The Story Center Speakers Series at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.  Registration is required.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-883-4900, Woodneath Library Center

Western Writers of America Conference

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Western Writers of America annual conference: Members, agents, publishers, editors.  Contact westernwriters.org. The conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 11:00 AM June 21st to 4:30 PM June 24th
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 307-329-8942, Western Writers of America

Naomi Shihab Nye at the National Storytelling Conference

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pushcart Prize Winning writer Naomi Shihab Nye will speak at the 2017 National Storytelling Conference at the Marriott Hotel Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. Register for this event here.

Time: 8:30 AM June 28th to 4:00 PM July 2nd
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-931-060

Nancy McCabe

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Nancy McCabe will discuss her new novel Following Diasters at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

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Grant, Graves & Molineux

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Lawrence, Kan.

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