Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Natasha Trethewey

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The nineteenth United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Natasha Trethewey 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

A Conversation with Natasha Trethewey

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The nineteenth United States Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, will sit down with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam for a live interview about her numerous collections of poetry, at the Hall Center Conference Hall, on the University of Kansas campus, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798

Vijay Seshadri

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Midwest Poets Series presents Vijay Seshadri, the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 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

Trudy Lewis

Friday, March 6, 2015

Novelist Trudy Lewis will read from her work in the Plaster Student Union Theater on the Missouri State University Campus, Springfield, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Springfield, Mo.
Contact: 417-836-5107

The Poetry of Resistance

Friday, March 6, 2015

Celebrate publication of the anthology The Poetry of Resistance: 33 Contemporary American Voices (John Brown Press), with editor Fred Whitehead (shown) and selected poets, at Jones Gallery, 1717 Walnut, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-421-2111

Jessica Comola, Tim Earley, & Candice Wuehle

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Poets Jessica Comola (shown), Tim Earley, and Candice Wuehle will read from their work as part of the Taproom Poetry Series at the Eighth Street Taproom, 19 E. 8th Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: taproompoetry@gmail.com

Katie Bickham

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Katie Bickham, author of the poetry collection, The Belle Mar, will read from her work as part of the Pleiades/The Honors College Visiting Writers Series, in the Charno Room of the Student Union, at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Warrensburg, Mo.
Contact: 660-543-8106

Geoffrey Brock & Padma Viswanathan

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Husband and wife writers Geoffrey Brock (shown), author of the poetry collection Voices Bright Flags, and Padma Viswanathan, author of the novel The Toss of a Lemon, will read from their work at the Miller Nichols Library Theater on the UMKC campus, 800 E. 51st Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: UMKC English Department, 816-235-1305

Tony Kushner

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner will be the keynote speaker for Pride Breakfast 2015 hosted by the Divisions of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Joe Constantino, 816-235-5201

Katie Bickham & Tina Hacker

Friday, March 13, 2015

Poets Katie Bickham (shown) and Tina Hacker will share 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

Kansas City Literary Events

Natasha Trethewey

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Lawrence, Kan.


Jazz at Diastole, Tues., Nov. 11, 2014, 2:30--a benefit

Join us for Kansas City Jazz and to support New Letters on November 11th at Diastole, 2:30 p.m. See more details. 


Celebrate Baseball: A New Letters Special Issue

This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.