Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Kansas City Voices Reading

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Contributors to the anthology KC Voices will read for the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at Johnson County Central Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Haskins, Barber & Mahato

Friday, October 19, 2018

Poets Lola Haskins (shown), Sarah Barber, and Mita Mohato will read from their work for The Writers Place Reading Series, at 3607 Pennsylvania Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

Phil Miller Scholarship Reading

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Riverfront Reading Series will host the Phil Miller Scholarship Reading at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

B.A. Shapiro

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Author B.A. Shapiro will present and read from her newest novel The Collector's Apprentice at the Unity Temple on the Plaza located at 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo. Admission packages required.

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

Robert Stewart at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Robert Stewart will read poems from Working Class (2018), Plumbers (revised edition 2017), Chickenhood and new, for Midwest Poets Series, now under new direction.  A reception follows the reading, at Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall Auditorium, entrance at 54th and Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7 p.m., reception follows
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Rockhurst University (816) 501-4607 or 4828

D.C. Weiser & Chelsey Tighe

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Poet D.C. Weiser (shown) and Chelsey Tighe will be performing a retrospective of Weiser's poetry at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

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

Laura Kasichke, Writer-in-Residence for UMKC

Monday, October 29, 2018

National Book Critics Circle Award winner and the Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence for UMKC, poet and novelists Laura Kasichke will give a master class on writing in Cockefair Hall, room 105, 5121 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC Dept. of English

Laura Kasichke, Writer-in-Residence for UMKC

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

National Book Critics Circle Award winner and the Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence for UMKC, poet and novelists Laura Kasichke will give a public reading and interview with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 6:30
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, UMKC Dept. of English

Susan Orlean

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Susan Orlean will read from her new book The Library Book at a Rainy Day Books event at the Kansas City Publick Library, Central Library, Kirk Hall, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 913-384-3126, Rainy Day Books

Maril Crabtree & Greg Field

Friday, November 9, 2018

Poets Maril Crabtree (shown) and Greg Field will read for The Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennyslvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-753-1090, The Writers Place

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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.