Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Bridgett Lowe & Katherine Gwynn

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bridgett Lowe (shown), author of the poetry collection, At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky, and fellow writer Katherine Gwynnwill read from their work as part of the University of Kansas Big Tent Reading Series, at the Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

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

Neon Gallery Reading

Friday, July 25, 2014

A collaboration of music, visual art and poetry with writers Sharon Eiker, Martha Gershun, Xanath Caraza, and Jason Ryberg with musical accompaniment from Tom Cobian, at the Downtown Neon Gallery, 1921 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Walter Kirn

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Novelist and New York Times book reviewer Walter Kirn will discuss his latest book of nonfiction, Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade, at the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3669

Piper Abernathy & Bill Peck

Friday, August 8, 2014

Poet Piper Abernathy (shown) and fellow writer Bill Peck 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

Catherine Anderson, Stephen Roth, & Alarie Tennille

Friday, August 15, 2014

Poet Catherine Anderson (shown), author of the collection The Work of Hands, novelist Stephen Roth, and Alarie Tennille, author of the poetry collection Running Counterclockwise, will read from 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

Patricia Miller & William Trowbridge

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Author of both poetry and nonfiction Patricia Miller (shown) and Poet Laureate of Missouri William Trowbridge 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: 913-495-9107

Tim Lantz & Becky Mandelbaum

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tim Lantz (shown), whose work has appeared in Prick of the Spindle, alice blue, and DIAGRAM, and Becky Mandelbaum whose work was featured in a 2014 issue of Midwestern Gothic, will read from their work as part of the University of Kansas Big Tent Reading Series, at the Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

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

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: 913-495-9107

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Bridgett Lowe & Katherine Gwynn

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Lawrence, Kan.

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