Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Xánath Caraza

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Poet, educator, and translator Xánath Caraza will discuss her work in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union on the University of Kansas Campus, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: kansasmun@gmail.com

Chekhov from Stage to Page for UMKC Founders Week

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Catherine Browder, fiction writer, playwright and UMKC alumna, will discuss her new book, Now We Can All Go Home: Three Novellas in Homage to Chekhov (BkMk Press, 2014) with New Letters on the Air host, Angela Elam. Her readings within the interview will be juxtaposed with vignettes of Chekhov’s plays performed by UMKC theater students in the White Recital Hall of UMKC’s Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo. Your registration is requested to this free event.

Time: 7:00 PM, Reading; reception follows reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-5182

David McCullough

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough will give a lecture entitled "Building the Panama Canal" as part of the Linda Hall Library lecture series. The event will be held at Unity Temple on The Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Eric Ward, 816-926-8753

Tony Trigilio

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tony Trigilio, a professor of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and author of the poetry collection The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), will read from his work, in the English Room of the Kansas Union on the University of Kansas Campus, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: Joe Harrington, 785-842-2133

Ayad Akhtar

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar will discuss his play, The Who & The What, at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Room 119, Kansas City, Mo. The Who & The What opens October 17, 2014, on the Copaken Stage at Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-2700

Murray Farrish

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Murray Farrish, author of the story collection, Inappropriate Behavior, 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

An Exhibition of Art from New Letters

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Artist Carol Zastoupil, featured artist in the winter 2014 edition of New Letters, will open her solo exhibition on Oct. 8 at Steeple of Light Art Gallery, Community Christian Church, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Oct. 8th opening)
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-561-6531

Jane Smiley

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley will discuss her new novel, Some Luck, 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

Maria Boyd & Pat Lawson

Friday, October 10, 2014

Painter, artist, writer, and founder of the Latino Writers Collective, Maria Vasquez Boyd (shown), and fellow writer Pat Lawson 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

Gary Shteyngart

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gary Shteyngart, author of three acclaimed novels, will present his new memoir, Little Failure, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Rainy Day Books, 913-384-3126

Kansas City Literary Events

Xánath Caraza

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Lawrence, Kan.

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An Exhibition of Art From New Letters

Artist Carol Zastoupil, featured artist in the winter 2014 edition of New Letters, will present a solo exhibition at Steeple of Light Art Gallery. Detials here. 

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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.