Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Amy Wilentz

Monday, November 3, 2014

Journalist and author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Autobiography, Amy Wilentz 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

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will read from her poetry collection Chasing Weather, a collaborative book featuring weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke, at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300

Jayne Anne Phillips

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jayne Anne Phillips, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and author of the novel Quiet Dellwill discuss her work with Whitney Terrell, the New Letters Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, as part of the Writers at Work Series, 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

Elizabeth Schultz

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Elizabeth Schultz will read from her two new books of poetry, Mrs. Noah takes the Helm and Quickening, at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-749-3300

Celebrating Day of the Dead

Friday, November 7, 2014

Celebrate Day of the Dead with special music, art, dance, and readings by Cacayo Ballesteros and Gloria Martinez Adams at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Andrew Johnson, Ruth Williams, & Isaac Anderson

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Poets Andrew Johnson (shown) and Ruth Williams, along with fellow writer Isaac Anderson, will read from their work, at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Jamie Metzl

Monday, November 10, 2014

Jamie Metzl will present his novel, Genesis Code, 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

Anna Quindlen

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen will present her new novel, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, 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

Jazz at Diastole

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jazz performers Bob Bowman (shown), David Basse, Steve Lambert, and Peter Schlamb, with poet Dan Jaffe, help support New Letters Magazine, BkMk Press, and New Letters on the Air, in affiliation with the Retirees Association of UMKC. Light refreshments provided. Students $5 and others $10 at the door. Join us for an afternoon of music and writing at Diastole Scholars Center, 2501 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo. Enter driveway from Holmes Street.

Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1168

Gerald Vizenor

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gerald Vizenor, the author of forty published books including twelve novels, four collections of short stories, and seven books of poetry, will discuss his work with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam, as part of Park University's Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, at The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 W 26th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:30 PM Reception; 7:00 PM Interview and Reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Virginia Brackett, 816-584-6818

Kansas City Literary Events

Amy Wilentz

Monday, November 3, 2014
Lawrence, Kan.

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