Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Haskins, Barber & Mahato

Friday, October 19, 2018

Poets Lola Haskins (shown), Sarah Barber, and Mita Mohato will read from their work for The Writers Place Reading Series, at 3607 Pennsylvania Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Jermaine Thompson

Saturday, October 20, 2018

This walking tour and poetry workshop with Jermaine Thompson will begin at the Crossroads Gallery (1819 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.) and end at Never Records (1611 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.) for a tour of sound. To register for this event, click here.

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: info@openspaceskc.com

Dawn Downey

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Dawn Downey will read from her essay collection at 3613 W. 79th St., Prairie Village, Kan. (private home, public event). $15.00 at the door includes signed book and refreshments. 

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Prairie Village, Kan.
Contact: dawn@dawndowney.com, Dawn Downey

Haunted Words: Phil Miller Scholarship Reading

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Riverfront Reading Series will host Haunted Words: Phil Miller Scholarship Reading and open mic at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

B.A. Shapiro

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Author B.A. Shapiro will present and read from her newest novel The Collector's Apprentice at the Unity Temple on the Plaza located at 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo. Admission packages required.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

B.A. Shapiro

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Author B.A. Shapiro will present and read from her newest novel The Collector's Apprentice at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Write Your Story with Cheryl Strayed

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cheryl Strayed will speak at the Johnson County Community College, Yardly Hall, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kan. Tickets Required.  A benefit for Safe Home for survivors of domestic violence. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: dhttp://www.safehome-ks.org/give-help/events/story/

Robert Stewart at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Robert Stewart will read poems from Working Class (2018), Plumbers (revised edition 2017), Chickenhood and new, for Midwest Poets Series, now under new direction.  A reception follows the reading, at Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall Auditorium, entrance at 54th and Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7 p.m., reception follows
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Rockhurst University (816) 501-4607 or 4828

Jackie Hedeman & Izzy Wasserstein

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Nonfiction writer Jackie Hedeman (shown) and poet and fiction writer Izzy Wasserstein will read for the Big Tent Series, 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

Angela Flournoy

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fiction author Angela Flournoy will read at Kansas State University in the Union Wildcat Theatre located at 918 N. 17th Street Manhattan, Kan.

Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-532-6716, Kansas State English Department

Kansas City Literary Events

Haskins, Barber & Mahato

Friday, October 19, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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