Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Pam Gout & Justin Runge

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pam Gout (shown) and Justin Runge will read from their work as part of the Big Tent Reading series at The Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300

Juan Felipe Herrera

Friday, May 27, 2016

Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera, will read from his work for this inaugural event in The Writers Place William H. Hickok Reading Series, at the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo. This event is free; registration requested.

Time: 6:00 PM Reception; 6:30 PM Program
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

Pop Poetry: Gustavo Adolfo Aybar

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Join Gustavo Adolfo Aybar to celebrate the release of his book of poetry Between the Lines, book 17 in the 2016 Pop Poetry: 12 Poets in 12 Months Sequence, at Prospero's Books, 1800 W. 39th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Jeanette Powers, strange.gen.et@gmail.com

Whitney Terrell

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Whitney Terrell, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will discuss his new novel, The Good Lieutenantat Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Women of Color Leadership Conference

Friday, June 3, 2016

Award-winning journalist and author of The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir, Michele Norris will be the keynote speaker for the 11th Annual Women of Color Leadership Conference at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo. Conference website.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-6728

Silvia Kofler & Randy Ratliff

Friday, June 10, 2016

Poet Silvia Kofler (shown) and fellow writer Randy Ratliff will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: rross@riverfrontreadings.com

Jeanette Powers

Friday, June 10, 2016

Pitch Magazine Reader's Choice Best Poet of 2015 and co-creator of the POP Poetry book series Jeanette Powers will read from her new book of poetry, Tiny Chasm. This event will be held at The Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Jeanette Powers, strange.gen.et@gmail.com

Judith Fertig

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Judith Fertig will discuss her new novel The Memory of Lemon at Rainy Day Books, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kan.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location:
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Dorothea Benton Frank

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author, will discuss her All Summer Long: A Lowcountry Novel at the Woodneath Library Center, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Sherry Meeks

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sherry Meeks will be at Barnes & Noble in Zona Rosa to discuss and sign copies of her award winning novel Finding Tambri, 8625 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-505-3355

Kansas City Literary Events

Pam Gout & Justin Runge

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Lawrence, Kan.

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