Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

New Letters Weekend Writing Conference

Friday, June 24, 2016

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2016.  This outstanding, high-energy writing conference returns with a faculty of published fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, play and screen writers, and much more. For 2017, check back with the University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education, and with New Letters. One-credit hour or noncredit options. Events run Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday. Meals included. All levels of writers welcome.

Time: Event cancelled
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-2736

Whitney Terrell

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Watermark Books & Cafe will host Whitney Terrell where he will discuss his new novel The Good Lieutenant, 4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181

Whitney Terrell

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Whitney Terrell will discuss his new novel, The Good Lieutenant, at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-843-3833

Judith Fertig

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Judith Fertig, Kansas City's celebrated food writer and novelist, will discuss her new novel The Memory of Lemon at the Woodneath Library Center 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-883-4900

Kansas Poet Laureate Readings

Friday, July 1, 2016

Past Kansas poet laureates Denise Low (shown), Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Wyatt Townley, and current laureate Eric McHenry read from their work as part of the Astra Arts Festival, Landon House, Indepence, Kansas. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Landon House, Independence, Kan.
Contact: 620-266-1974

Kevin Rabas

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Author of Songs for my Father, a collection of poems & stories, Kevin Rabas will read from his work as part of the Astra Arts Festival, Landon House, Independence, Kan. 

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Landon House, Independence, Kan.
Contact: 620-266-1974

Chinelo Okparanta

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Nigerian-American fiction writer Chinelo Okparanta will read from her work as part of the Astra Arts Festival, Landon House, Independence, Kan. 

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Landon House, Independence, Kan.
Contact: 620-266-1974

David Lee

Sunday, July 3, 2016

First poet laureate of Utah and Pulitzer Prize for Poetry nominee, David Lee will read from his work as part of the Astra Arts Festival, Inge Theatre, Independence Community College, 1057 W. College Ave., Independence, Kan. 67301.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Independence, Kan.
Contact: 620-266-1974

Benger, Preu, Stone, Collins & Aybar

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Poets James Benger, Jason Preu, Mary Stone (shown), Ryder Collins, and Gustavo Aybar will read from the work at the Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th Street, Lawrence, Kan. 

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

Thomas Zvi Wilson Memorial Reading

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Jeanie Wilson (shown), Beth Schultz, Brian Daldorph, Robert Stewart, Denise Low, and others will read poetry by the late Thomas Zvi Wilson. This Writers Place event is part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson reading series held at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600

Kansas City Literary Events

New Letters Weekend Writing Conference

Friday, June 24, 2016
Kansas City, Mo.

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