Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Kevin Rabas

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," at the Kinsley Public Library, 208 E. 8th St., Kinsley, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kinsley, Kan.
Contact: 620-659-3341, Joan K. Weaver

Serhiy Zhadan

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poet Serhiy Zhadan will be reading from his work at the University of Kansas in the Kansas Union Centennial Room located at 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4236

John Connolly

Thursday, April 26, 2018

John Connolly will speak about his new novel He after a screening of Laurel & Hardy short films at Glenwood Arts Theatre, 3707 W. 95th St., Overland Park, Kan. This is a Rainy Day Book event. Admissions package purchase required. 

Time: 6:30 PM, seating; 7:00 PM, program
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Fey, Rodriguez, & Takacs

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Writers Pete Fey, Linda Rodriguez, and Bogi Takacs (shown) will read from their work for the Big Tent Reading Series at The Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th St., Lawrence, Kan. 

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

Ben Lerner

Friday, April 27, 2018

Poet, novelist, essayist, and critic Ben Lerner will read from his work at the Donnelly College Event Center, 1929 Barnett Avenue, Kansas City, Kan.

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Kan.
Contact: Craig Doty, 913-621-8752

Lynn Burlingham

Friday, April 27, 2018

Lynn Burlingham will read from her new memoir Jewels That Speak: Tiffanys, Freuds, and Me, at The Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th St., Lawrence, Kan.

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

Natalie Diaz

Friday, April 27, 2018

Poet Natalie Diaz will read from her work and sign books at Tommaney Library, Haskell Indian Nations University, 2450 Creek, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-8470

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will launch her new poetry collection Miriam's Well at a Raven Book Store event at the Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Dr., Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-841-7636, Jewish Community Center

Sprung Formal Reading Release

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Contributors to the Kansas City Art Institute's literary journal,
Sprung Formal, will read from the latest issue at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Paula McLain

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Paula McLain wll read from her novel Love and Ruin at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. This event is co-sponsored by the girl scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri. Admissions package purchase required. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Kinsley, Kan.

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