Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Richard Newman & Robert Stewart

Friday, January 9, 2015

Poet Richard Newman (shown) and fellow editor and writer Robert Stewart 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

Chuck Sweetman, Julia Landrum, Jamie Heller, & Al Ortolani

Friday, January 16, 2015

Poets Chuck Sweetman (shown), Julia Landrum, Jamie Heller, and Al Ortolani will share their work as part of a reading series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

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

1-70 ReviewReading

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Contributors to the latest issue of the literary magazine 1-70 Review will share their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Oak Park Neighborhood Library, 9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4414

Neon Gallery Reading

Friday, January 23, 2015

Writers and musicians including Mark Groves, Kim Beer, Craig Workman, Ken Eberhart, and Jason Preu will share their work for this special evening of literature, art, and music, at the Downtown Neon Gallery, 1921 Truman Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Nikki Giovanni

Monday, January 26, 2015

Poet, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni will discuss her work during the 8th Annual Martin Luther King Lecture at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in the Pierson Auditorium of the Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo
Contact: Erika C. Noguera, 816-235-1727

Kwame Dawes

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kwame Dawes, author of the collection, Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems, will read from his 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

Dunya Mikhail

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Midwest Poets Series presents Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, whose most recent book, The Iraqi Nights, comes from New Directions, 2014, Mesopotamia Press, Baghdad, 2013. She has been awarded the United Nations Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. This reading will take place 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

Carmen Gimenez Smith

Monday, February 9, 2015

Carmen Gimenez Smith will read from her poetry collection Milk and Filth in Spooner Hall of The Commons on the University of Kansas Campus, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4520

Denise Low & Walter Bargen

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Former Poet Laureate of Kansas Denise Low (shown) and former Poet Laureate of Missouri Walter Bargen will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Oak Park Neighborhood Library, 9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4414

Anna Deavere Smith

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, winner of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award and recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, will discuss her work as part of the University of Kansas' Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series, at the Lied Center Auditorium, 1600 Stewart Street, Lawrence, Kan.

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Richard Newman & Robert Stewart

Friday, January 9, 2015
Kansas City, Mo.

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