Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Open MIC Night + Jim Crabtree Exhibit

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Writers Place members and friends open mic night plus photography exhibit by Jim Crabtree is a night to celebrate the members of The Writers Place. A percentage of photos sold by Crabtree will go to support The Writers Place. To become a member visit The Writers Place's website. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Patricia Lockwood

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Poet Patricia Lockwood will read from her work in Wichita State University’s Writing Now, Reading Now series at Ulrich Museum, 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, Kansas.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-978-6410

Henry W. Bloch

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Henry W. Bloch, founder of H&R Block, will discuss the new biography about him, Navigating a Life: Henry Bloch in WWII (BkMk Press, 2017) with the book's co-author, historian John Herron.  Prof. Herron is associate dean of the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.  Plaza branch, Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 discussion
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: kclibrary.org or (816) 701-3407

American Conference For Irish Studies

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The American Conference for Irish Studies will hold its annual international meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The conference will be held at UMKC's Miller-Nichols Library and Learning Center, 800 E 51st St, Kansas City, Mo. For more information about the conference, please visit the American Conference of Irish Studies website. 

Time: Wed., March 29th at noon to Saturday, April 1 at 10PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: acis17@umkc.edu, American Conference for Irish Studies

Jim Silas Rogers

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

James Silas Rogers, editor of New Hibernia Review and author of Irish-American Autobiogoraphy: The Divded Hearts of Atletes, Priests, Pilgrims, and More, will give a keynote address at the international American Conference for Irish Studies national meeting at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.  Please check the ACIS website for the location of the event on UMKC's campus closer to the conference date. 

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: acis17@umkc.edu, American Conference for Irish Studies

Cyrus Console

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Poet Cyrus Console will read from his work at The Raven Book Store located at 6 E 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

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

Fearghal McGarry

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Reader in Irish History at Queen's University Belfast, Fearghal McGarry will give a keynote address at the international American Conference for Irish Studies national meeting at the National World War I Museum, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: acis17@umkc.edu, American Conference for Irish Studies

Sherri "Purpose" Hall

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Poet Sherri "Purpose" Hall will read from her latest book Black Girl Shattered as part of a celebration of Women's History Month and the Mbembe Milton Smith Poetry Series at The Black Archives of Mid-America, 1722 E. 17th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM, reception; 6:30 PM, program
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-221-1600, The Black Archives of Mid-America

Joy Castro

Friday, March 31, 2017

Memoirist, novelist and essayist Joy Castro will read from her work at Kansas State University, Hale Hemisphere Room, Hale Library, 1117 Mid-Campus Drive North, Manhattan, Kan.

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: 785-532-6716

Mary Bunten & Greg Cenac

Friday, March 31, 2017

Writer Mary Bunten (shown) and poet Greg Cenac will read from their work as part of The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Open MIC Night + Jim Crabtree Exhibit

Friday, March 24, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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