Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Foreman, Van Winckel & Rancourt

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pleiades Press authors Robert Long Foreman, Nance Van Winckel (shown), and Jacques Rancourt will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue.  

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

Alex George

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Watermark Books & Cafe will host Alex George, bestselling author of A Good American, in conversation with Clare Vanderpool about his book Setting Free the Kites, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181

African American Read-In

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Read, sing or perform a work from the African American author of your choice. Or just enjoy. Free.  Miller Nichols Library, UMKC, IX Theatre, 800 E 51st St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: burnstg@umkc.edu or johnsoneliz@umkc.edu

Foreman, Van Winckel & Rancourt

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pleiades Press authors, essayist Robert Long Foreman (shown), poet and fiction writer Nance Van Winckel, and poet Jacques Rancourt will read from their work at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: (573) 882-6421

Jacques Rancourt & Nance Van Winckel

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Poet Jacques Rancourt (shown) and poet and fiction writer Nance Van Winckel will read from their work at the University of Central Missouri, 108 W South Street.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Warrensburg, Mo.
Contact: 660-543-4425

Alex George

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Alex George, bestselling author of A Good American, will present his new novel Setting Free the Kites at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri. This event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3481

Kathleen Grissom

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Novelist Kathleen Grissom will give an author talk and signing of Glory Over Everything at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181

Glancy, Krug & Snyder

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Diane Glancy (shown), Louise Krug, and Dave Snyder will read from their work as part of the Big Tent Reading Series at The Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan. 

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

Maryfrances Wagner and Greg Field

Monday, February 27, 2017

Poets Maryfrances Wagner (shown) and Greg Field will read from their work at Emporia State University in the Preston Room, 1 Kellogg Cir., Emporia, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Emporia, Ks.
Contact: 620-341-5216

Glenn North

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Glenn North, the inaugural poet laureate of KC's 18th & Vine Jazz District, discusses his work and reads at The Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 PM reception; 6:30 PM program
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3401, Kansas City Public Library

Kansas City Literary Events

Foreman, Van Winckel & Rancourt

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

Pleiades Press author Robert Long Foreman, Nance Van Winckel (shown), and Jacques Rancourt will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue. 

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