Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Albert Goldbarth & Thomas M. Atkinson

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Poet Albert Goldbarth and fiction writer Thomas M. Atkinson, recent contributors to december Magazine, read from their work to celebrate the rebirth of the magaizne and the release of a new issue at Prospero's Books, 1800 W 39th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 314-301-9980, Gianna Jacobson

Jason Ryberg

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Poet Jason Ryberg will present his new chapbook from Spartan Press Head Full of Boogeymen / Belly Full of Snakes at Prospero's Books, 1800 W. 39th St, Kansas City, Mo. $10 cash at the door or purchase advanced tickets here

Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-531-9673

Mary Bunten & Greg Cenac

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fiction 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 Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: (816) 753-1090

Michelle Boisseau and Whitney Terrell

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Poet Michelle Boisseau and novelist Whitney Terrell will read as part of the Thomas Zvi Reading Series at the Central Resource Library located at 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-667-7523

Downey, Derr-Smith & Powers

Friday, January 20, 2017

Essayist Dawn Downey (shown), poet Heather Derr-Smith and poet Jeanette Powers will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Weinstein, Nguyen & Teter

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fiction writers Alexander Weinstein, Phong Nguyen (shown), and Trent Teter will read from their work as part of the University of Central Missouri Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Alexander Weinstein

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fiction writer Alexander Weinstein, author the short story collection Children of the New World (Picador, 2016), will read from his work at the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421

Wetzel, Williams & Caraza

Friday, February 17, 2017

Poets David Wetzel, Ruth Williams, and Xanath Caraza (shown) will read from their work as part of The Writers Place Reading Series, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Foreman, Van Winckel & Rancourt

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pleiades Press author Robert Long Foreman, Nance Van Winckel (shown), and Jacques Rancourt will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue.  

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

Foreman, Van Winckel & Rancourt

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pleiades Press authors, essayist Robert Long Foreman (shown), poet and fiction writer Nance Van Winckel, and poet Jacques Rancourt will read from their work at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: (573) 882-6421

Kansas City Literary Events

Albert Goldbarth & Thomas M. Atkinson

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Kansas City, Mo.

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Writers for Readers

Literacy KC & UMKC's Creative Writing Program team up to raise money for a local literacy program. Contributors can enjoy dinner while listening to a conversation between UMKC novelist Whitney Terrell & Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith. (Click names to hear earlier radio shows with each writer; more on the event here.)

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