Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Dunlay, Marchetti, Wagner

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Writers Jillian Dunlay, Sandy Marchetti, and Maryfrances Wagner (shown) will read 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

Kevin Rabas

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," at the Koester House Museum Foundation, 1103 Elm St., Marysville, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Marysville, Kan.
Contact: 785-713-1047, Koester House Museum Foundation

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will read from her new poetry collection Miriam's Well at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Bojan Louis

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Poet Bojan Louis, author of the poetry collection Currents (BkMk Press, 2017) will discuss his book with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam at the Tommaney Library, Haskell Indian Nations University, 2450 Creek, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: (816) 235-2558, BkMk Press (

Kevin Rabas

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St., N., Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-265-6564

Thomas Fox Averill & Tina Hacker

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Prose writer Thomas Fox Averill and poet Tina Hacker will read in the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at Johnson County Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

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

Beatriz Williams

Monday, July 23, 2018

Beatriz Williams will present her novel The Summer Wives at the Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

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

Stanley E. Banks & B.J. Soloy

Friday, August 10, 2018

Poets Stanley E. Banks (shown) and B.J. Soloy will read in The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennyslvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Kristan Higgins

Monday, August 13, 2018

Novelist Kristan Higgins will read from her novel Good Luck with That at Mid-Continent, Woodneath Library, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-348-3126, Rainy Day Books

Rodgers, Sommer & Rodriguez

Friday, August 17, 2018

Fiction authors Susan Jackson Rodgers (shown), Robert Sommer, and Linda Rodriguez will read for The Writers Place Reading Series, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

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Dunlay, Marchetti, Wagner

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Lawrence, Kan.

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