Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Walter Bargen & Boyd Bauman

Friday, April 12, 2019

Poets Walter Bargen (shown) and Boyd Bauman will read from their work as part of the Riverfront Reading Series at the Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st. St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward

Friday, April 12, 2019

Jesmyn Ward will give speak at the Hall Center for the Humanities, Hall Center Conference Hall, 900 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrnece, Kan. 

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for Humanities

Dawn Downey

Friday, April 12, 2019

Essayist Dawn Downey will read from her work at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. $10.00 cover charge. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-960-4611, Uptown Arts Bar

Cavalier Conference on Writing and Literature

Friday, April 12, 2019

A regional conference on writing and literature for teachers will be at Regnier Center 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan. $30.00 conference fee.

Time: 8:00 AM-2:20 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-469-8500 ext. 2469, JoCo CC English Department

Asiya Wadud & Mercedes Lucero

Monday, April 15, 2019

Poets Asiya Wadud and Mercedes Lucero (shown) will read for the U. Kansas English dept. visiting Writers Series at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. 7th St., Lawrence, Kan.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-2519, KU Dept. of English

Veterans Reader Theater

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Veterans Reader Theater will share work written by veterans and their families, at Johnson County Central Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Tom Barbash

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Prose writer Tom Barbash will discuss his work with Whitney Terrell, for the Writers at Work series at Kansas City Public Library-Central, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3486, Kansas City Public Library

Natasha Trethewey

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Poet Natasha Threthewey will read at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the Wrench Auditorium at Memorial Union, 2202 MU Student Center, Columbia Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: 573-882-6421, English Department

Unbound Book Festival

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The fourth Unbound Book Festival will be at various locations in Columbia, Missouri, from April 18th to April 20th. See the website for a full listing of events and readers. 

Time: April 18th-April 20th
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/

Gary Fincke

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gary Ficncke will read at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design located at 217 Clark Street, Warrensburg, Mo.

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Warrensburg, Mo.
Contact: 660-543-4268, Pleadies Magazine

Kansas City Literary Events

Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

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