Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Gabriel Tallent

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gabriel Tallent will read from his novel My Absolute Darling at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Betsy Carter

Monday, September 25, 2017

Betsy Carter will read form her novel We Were Strangers Once at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Shanthi Sekaran

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Shanthi Sekaran will present her novel Lucky Boy at a Rainy Day Books author event, Woodneath Library Center, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. RSVP is required

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

Marcus Wicker at Midwest Poets Series

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Midwest Poets Series presents National Poetry Series winner and Ruth Lilly fellow Marcus Wicker, this 35th year of the Series, Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost Avenue, Kanas City, Mo. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Time: 7:00 PM Reading; reception follows reading
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Cynthia Cartwright, 816-501-4607

I-70 Review Contributors Reading

Friday, September 29, 2017

Contributors to I-70 Review will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.  Co-editor, renowned poet, and inductee into the Raytown School District Teacher Hall of Fame Maryfrances Wagner (shown) hosts.

Time: TBA
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090

100,000 Poets for Change

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Writers Place is one of the designated sites for this international event.  Please come and bring your poems, and help keep the open mic reading going. Hosted by John Gallaher and Maryfraces Wagner at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Donald Levering & Joe Benevento

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Poets Donald Levering (shown) and Joe Benevento will read from their new books at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Kevin Rabas

Monday, October 2, 2017

Kansas poet laureate, Kevin Rabas, will lecture, "Finding the Extrodinary in the Ordinary," and discuss how poetry can be a path in daily life. Newton Public Library, 720 Oak St., Newton, Kan. 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Newton, Kan.
Contact: 316-283-2890, Newton Public Library

Bryn Greenwood

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Bryn Greenwood will read from her novel All the Ugly Wonderful Things at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Contact: 316-682-1181, Watermark Books & Cafe

Basic Editing Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Conducted by Robert Stewart, editor of New Letters and winner of a National Magazine Award. Bring a writing sample for advice on editing for publication.  Stewart teaches creative writing and magazine editing in the MFA Program at UMKC. Register: The Story Center at Mid-Continent Public Library, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-883-4774, Story Center Program Manager

Kansas City Literary Events

Robert F. Willson

Monday, June 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.