Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

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

Powell, Jackson & Hase-Jackson

Friday, October 20, 2017

Poets Elizabeth Powell, Gary Jackson (shown), and Lisa Hase-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

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

Advanced Editing & Self-Editing

Saturday, November 4, 2017

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

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

B.H. Fairchild at Midwest Poets Series

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Midwest Poets Series presents B.H. Fairchild, this 35th year of Series, Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.  $3. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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

Hadar Bar-Nadav & Peter Mishler

Friday, November 10, 2017

Poet Hadar Bar-Nadav (shown) and poet Peter Mishler 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

Bolling, Manning & Ryberg

Friday, November 17, 2017

John Ciardi prize winner Bonnie Bolling (shown) and poets Katie Manning and Jason Ryberg 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

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.