Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Susan Rieke & Rich Smith

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Poets Susan Rieke (shown) and Rich Smith will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600

James McBride

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

James McBride will discuss his National Book Award-winning novel, The Good Lord Bird, with musical accompaniment from the gospel jazz quintet, Good Lord Bird Band, at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-843-3833

Justin Martin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Justin Martin will discuss his book, Rebel Souls, about some of America's first Bohemians, such as Walt Whitman, Edwin Booth, Charles Farrar, and more, at the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400

Neon Gallery Reading

Friday, October 24, 2014

Poets Carl Bettis (shown), Greg Field, Rhiannon Ross, and Chuck Sweetman will read from their work as part of a reading series at the Downtown Neon Gallery, 1724 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Rich Smith, Marcus Myers, & Leah Sewell

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Poets Rich Smith (shown), Marcus Myers, and Leah Sewell will read from their work as part of a Common Sense Reading Series, at Irving Amphitheater on the Kansas City Art Institute Campus, 4402 Oak Street, Kansas City, Mo.

 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: jordanstempleman@gmail.com

Alice Friman

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Midwest Poets Series presents Alice Friman, winner of the Pushcart Prize and 2012 Georgia Author of the Year, at Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kansas City, Mo. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Time: 7:00 PM Reading; reception follows reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Cynthia Cartwright, 816-501-4607

Billy Collins

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Billy Collins will present his new collection, Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo.  Admission price $16 book purchase.

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

Amy Wilentz

Monday, November 3, 2014

Journalist and author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Autobiography, Amy Wilentz will discuss her work as part of the University of Kansas' Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series, in the Kansas Union of Woodruff Auditorium, 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will read from her poetry collection Chasing Weather, a collaborative book featuring weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke, at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan. 

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

Jayne Anne Phillips

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jayne Anne Phillips, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and author of the novel Quiet Dellwill discuss her work with Whitney Terrell, the New Letters Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, as part of the Writers at Work Series, at the Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 PM Reception; 6:30 PM Interview and Reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo
Contact: 816-701-3400

Kansas City Literary Events

Susan Rieke & Rich Smith

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Overland Park, Kan.

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