Friday, September 5, 2014
This annual reading celebrating National Recovery Month features readings by Carrie Allison, Charles Ferruzza, Liz Gilbert, Angela Lutz, Judith Towse Roberts, Susan Whitmore, and Janice Yocum, at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Writers Maija Rhee Devine (shown), Candice Millard, Brian Burnes, and Alvin Sykes will discuss what reading means in their lives in this special event, hosted by Nick Haines, at The Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. Co-sponsored by The Writers Place, Literacy Kansas City, and The Kansas City Public Library.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Author Phong Nguyen (shown), will be joined by poets Dennis Etzel and Leah Sewell, for a reading and book signing, at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt will be the Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence, in UMKC's M.F.A. Creative Writing Program. She will kick off events with a Master Class with MFA poetry students in room 104 of Cockefair Hall on the UMKC campus, 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo. Cosponsored by the Writers at Work Series and the Kansas City Public Library. Financial support comes from the Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education.
Kansas City Literary Events
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.