Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

North American Review Writing Conference

Friday, April 19, 2019

Writers, teachers, and scholars are invited to participate in generative writing workshops. Keynote will be a reading by Terry Tempest Williams (shown).To register and submit proposals visit https://bit.ly/1RByDbY. 

Time: April 19th-April 21st
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Contact: Jeremy Schraffenberger, schraffj@uni.edu

Hase-Jackson, Fincke & Protor

Friday, April 19, 2019

Writers Lisa Hase-Jackson, Gary Fincke (shown) and Alan Protor will read for The Writers Place Series at Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

George Saunders

Friday, April 19, 2019

Fiction writer George Saunders will give the keynote address for the Unbound Book Festival at the Missouri Theater, 203 S. 9th St, Columbia, Mo. 

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Contact: www.unboundbookfestival.com

Kaminski, Mountain & Thompson

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Megan Kaminski (shown), Alicia Mountain, & Jermaine Thompson will read. Common Sense series, K.C. Art Institute, Crossroads Gallery, 1819 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.  

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: jordanstempleman@gmail.com, Jordan Stempleman

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates will read from and speak about his work at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. Admissions package is required

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Molly Peacock

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Poet Molly Peacock will read from her work at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Writers Place Happy Hour: Una Festa & Auction

Friday, April 26, 2019

Own this Garry Noland work of art (shown) or other silent-auction gems at a party and benefit for The Writers Place community literary center, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.  $20 / $25 nonmembers.

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (auction closes 7 p.m.)
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: The Writers Place (816) 281-8311 http://writersplacekc.org/

The Writers Place: Happy Hour & Silent Auction

Friday, April 26, 2019

Join The Writers Place for a night of drinking, mingling, live music and a silent auction with proceeds going toward The Writers Place at Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Eve Ott & Maril Crabtree

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Poets Eve Ott (shown) and Maril Crabtree will read from their work for the Riverfront Reading series at South Branch Library, 3401 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Kan.
Contact: 913-295-8250, South Branch Library

Martha Hall Kelly

Monday, April 29, 2019

Martha Hall Kelly will read from her novel Lost Roses at Woodneath Library, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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