Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019

Fiction author Jamel Brinkley will read at the Wildcat Chamber in the K-State Student Union, 918 N. 17th St., Manhattan, Kan.

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

Dawn Downey

Friday, March 22, 2019

Essayist Dawn Downey will read from her work at Sunshine Studio, 706 W. Pennway, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: dawn@dawndowney.com, Dawn Downey

DaMaris B. Hill

Monday, March 25, 2019

DaMaris B. Hill will discuss her book A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing, of photos and poems about African-American women, Watkins Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-513-0700, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

Jonathan Evison

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Jonathan Evison will read from his novel Lawn Boy at Watermark Cafe & Books, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

William Trowbridge

Friday, March 29, 2019

William Trowbridge will read from his work with other poets and the River Cow Orchestra at the Uptwon Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-960-4611, Uptown Arts Bar

Laura Moriarty

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Novelist Laura Moriarty will read from and talk about her work at a Hall Center for the Humanites event at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Blvd., Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for Humanities

Jericho Brown

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Poet Jericho Brown will read at Wichita State University at the Ulrich Museum located at 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, Kan.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan..
Contact: 316-978-3548, Department of English

Jesmyn Ward

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner in fiction, will speak at a Hall Center for the Humanities event at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachussetts St., Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for the Humanities

Mary Troy

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fiction author Mary Troy will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Tate Hall 114, 59 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., with a craft lecture at 10 a.m. the next day, Friday. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

Lydia Fitzpatrick

Friday, April 12, 2019

Lydia Fitzpatrick will read from her novel Lights All Night Long: A Novel at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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