Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Xánath Caraza

Monday, September 15, 2014

Xánath Caraza, author of the poetry collections Lo que trae la marea/What the Tide Brings and Noche de Colibríes: Ekphrastic Poems, will discuss her work with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam, as part of Park University's Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, at Woodneath Library Center,  8900 N. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. Your registration is requested to this free event.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Virginia Brackett, 816-584-6818

Maryfrances Wagner & Greg Field

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Author of the poetry collection Light Subtracts Itself, Maryfrances Wagner (shown), and fellow poet Greg Field, author of The Longest Breath, and 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

Katherine Boo

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Investigative journalist and author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, which won the National Book Award in Nonfiction, Katherine Boo 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

Dave Smith

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Midwest Poets Series presents the writer, critic, editor, and poet Dave Smith, 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

Power of Words Conference Reading

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kansas Poet Laureates  Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (2009-2013), Wyatt Townley (2013-2015), and Denise Low (2007-2009) (all shown) will be joined by Missouri Poet Laureates Walter Bargen (2010-2012) and William Trowbridge (2012-2014) for a public reading to kick off the Power of Words Conference, at Lake Doniphan Conference & Retreat Center, 12856 Doniphan Lake Road, Excelsior Springs, Mo. Visit the Workshops/Performances page for a full list of events.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Contact: 816-630-1523

Phong Nguyen, Dennis Etzel, & Leah Sewell

Friday, September 19, 2014

Author Phong Nguyen (shown), will be joined by poets Dennis Etzel and Leah Sewell, for a reading and book signing, at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

Patricia Lockwood

Friday, September 19, 2014

Patricia Lockwood will read poems from her collection, Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals, in the Auditorium of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-843-3833

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt will be the Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence, in UMKC's M.F.A. Creative Writing Program. She will kick off events with a Master Class with MFA poetry students in room 104 of Cockefair Hall on the UMKC campus, 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo.  Cosponsored by the Writers at Work Series and the Kansas City Public Library. Financial support comes from the Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education.

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: UMKC English Department, 816-235-1305

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt will be the Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence, in UMKC's M.F.A. Creative Writing Program. She will read from her work on the 4th Floor of the Miller Nichols Library Learning Resource Center on the UMKC Campus, 800 E. 51st Street, Kansas City, Mo. A book signing and reception will follow, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Cosponsored by the Writers at Work Series and the Kansas City Public Library. Financial support comes from the Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: UMKC English Department, 816-235-1305

John Gallaher & Bruce Whiteman

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Poets John Gallaher (shown) and Bruce Whiteman will read from their work as part of the Pleiades/The Honors College Visiting Writers Series, at the University of Central Missouri, Gallery of Art and Design, 217 Clark Street, Warrensburg, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Warrensburg, Mo.
Contact: 660-543-8106

Kansas City Literary Events

Xánath Caraza

Monday, September 15, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.

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Dave Smith: Midwest Poets Series Event

Wednesday, Sept. 17th: Midwest Poets Series presents the writer, critic, editor, and poet Dave Smith, at Rockhurst University,

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Richard Ford CD Collection

Special Pricing: This two cd collection features four interviews with famed novelist Richard Ford that span his career back to 1987. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced and are available through our archives.