Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

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

Xánath Caraza & Ruben Quesada

Friday, September 12, 2014

Poets Xánath Caraza (shown) and Ruben Quesada 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

Xánath Caraza

Monday, September 15, 2014

Xánath Caraza, author of the poetry collections Lo que trae la marea/What the Tide Brings and Noche de Colibríes: Ekphrastic Poems, will discuss her work with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam, as part of Park University's Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, at Woodneath Library Center,  8900 N. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Virginia Brackett, 816-584-6818

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

Power of Words Conference Reading

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kansas Poet Laureates  Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (2009-2013), Wyatt Townley (2013-2015), and Denise Low (2007-2009) (all shown) will be joined by Missouri Poet Laureates Walter Bargen (2010-2012) and William Trowbridge (2012-2014) for a public reading to kick off the Power of Words Conference, at Lake Doniphan Conference & Retreat Center, 12856 Doniphan Lake Road, Excelsior Springs, Mo. Visit the Workshops/Performances page for a full list of events.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Contact: 816-630-1523

Kansas City Literary Events

Piper Abernathy & Bill Peck

Friday, August 8, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.

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