Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Kevin Rabas

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas will give a lecture, "Finding the Extrodinary in the Ordinary," and discuss how poetry can be a path in daily life. Highland Community College606 W. Main St., Highland, Kan.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Highland, Kan.
Contact: 785-442-6079

Tim O'Brien

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tim O'Brien will discuss his work and his book The Things They Carried as part of Kansas City's Big Read. Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. RSVP by calling 816-701-3407.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3407, Kansas City Public Library

Rhonda Miller & Eve Ott

Friday, October 13, 2017

Poets Rhonda Miller and Eve Ott (shown) will read from 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

William Trowbridge & Jo McDougall

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Poets William Trowbridge (shown) and Jo McDougall will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Memorial Reading Series at the Johnson County Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 7:00PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600

Doug Bradley

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Author and Vietnam War veteran Doug Bradley will read from his work at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan. 

Time: 12:00PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Steve Paul

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Steve Paul will read from his book Hemingway at Eighteen at the Raven Bookstore, 6 East 7th St., Lawerence, Kan.

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

Powell, Jackson & Hass-Jackson

Friday, October 20, 2017

Poets Elizabeth Powell, Gary Jackson (shown), and Lisa Hass-Jackson will read from their work at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Stewart O’Nan

Monday, October 23, 2017

UMKC's English department Cockefair Writer-in-Residence novelist Stewart O'Nan will give a craft lecture and public reading. Both events are free and open to the public. More details will be announced closer to the event. 

Time: TBA
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, Dept. of English

Ratliff, Billings, Whitehead, Hacker, Wells & Rabas

Friday, October 27, 2017

Poets Randy Ratliff, Annette Billings, Brandon Whitehead, Tina Hacker, Michael Wells and poet laureate Kevin Rabas will read from their work as part of The Writers Place Neon Gallery Reading Series, 1921 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

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

UMKC Creative Writing Lit-KC Benefit Dinner

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Join UMKC faculty writers, other famous writers, students, and Literacy KC folks for a celebration and their work to sustain American civilization. Photo: UMKC's New Letters magazine receiving the 2008 National Magazine Award, Lincoln Center, NYC.

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: (816) 235-1307

Kansas City Literary Events

Lauren Hunter & Erica Lewis

Saturday, August 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

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