Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Julene Bair

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Julene Bair will discuss her memoir, The Ogallala Road, at 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

Neon Gallery Reading

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hosted by Rick Malsick, poets Maria Vasquez Boyd, José Faus, Silvia Kofler, Pat Lawson, and Eve Ott will read from their work with musical accompaniment from Greg Field's (shown) River Cow Orchestra, at Downtown Neon Gallery, 1921 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

First Annual Poetry Fair

Saturday, April 26, 2014

In celebration of National Poetry Month, poets who have published at least one book or chapbook are invited to participate in this open mic event. Each poet will also be provided a table to sell books. Registration is required. This event will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: Beth Schultz, eschultz@ku.edu

Kansas City Voices Reading

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Reading by contributors to the latest issue of Kansas City Voices magazine, including Eve Ott, Alarie Tennille, and John Peterson, at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

Mammoth Publications Authors Reading

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mammoth Publications authors, including Denise Low (shown), Xánath Caraza, Thomas Weso, Oliver Hall, and Julie Unruh, will read from their work at the Jayhawk Ink Lounge, Student Union, University of Kansas, 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: mammothpubs@gmail.com

Nicole Callihan, James Tolan, & Jo McDougall

Friday, May 2, 2014

Poets Nicole Callihan (shown), James Tolan, and Jo McDougall will read from their work as part of a Writers Place Reading Series, at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Crystal Boson, Nathan Hoks, & Roger Reeves

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Crystal Boson (shown), Nathan Hoks, and Roger Reeves will read from their work as part of the Taproom Poetry Series. A community open mic will precede the featured readers at Eighth Street Taproom, 19 E. Eighth Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: Megan Kaminski, kaminski@ku.edu

Doug Dorst

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Writer Doug Dorst discusses his literary mystery novel, S, with Katie Stover, the Library Director of Readers' Services, 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

Letitia Moffitt & Gabriela Lemmons

Friday, May 9, 2014

Letitia Moffitt (shown), author of the novel Sidewalk Dancing, and Gabriela Lemmons, a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective, 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

Wyatt Townley

Friday, May 9, 2014

Join Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley as she discusses her work as part of her Coming Home to Poetry tour, at Northpointe in Lakeview Village, 14100 W. 90th Terrace, Lenexa, Kan.

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Lenexa, Kan.
Contact: Bob Carlson, 913-522-2803

Kansas City Literary Events

Julene Bair

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.

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