Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Mark Doty

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Poet and memoirist Mark Doty will read from his work to kick off the Johnson Country Library's 2017 Writers Conference. Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan. Visit jocolibrary.org to register. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Johnson County Library: 2017 Writers Conference

Friday, November 3, 2017

Join the Johnson County Library in celebrating writing. From meeting authors and editors to getting feedback and insider knowledge, this conference has something for everyone. Registration appreciated. Central Resouce Library, 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

Eric McHenry

Friday, November 3, 2017

Eric McHenry will presents a poetic keynote for the 2017 Johnson Country Library Writers Conference at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan.

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Central Resource Library

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: 816-501-4607, Cynthia Cartwright

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

Kevin Rabas

Thursday, November 16, 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 at the Coffey County Library, Gridley Branch, 512 Main St., Gridley, Kan. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Gridley, Kan.
Contact: 620-836-3905, Coffey Country Library, Gridley Branch

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

Steve Paul

Friday, November 17, 2017

Steve Paul will read from his book Hemingway at Eighteen at the Plaza Rotary Club morning meeting, Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:15 AM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: http://kcplazarotary.org, Plaza Rotary Club

Bar-Nadav, Craigo & Manning

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav, Karen Craigo (shown), and Katie Manning will discuss their love of poetry and take questions at the Leawood Pioneer Library, 4700 Town Center Dr., Leawood, Kan. Register online at the Johnson County Public Library website or by calling the numbre above. 

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Leawood, Kan.
Contact: 816-826-4600, Leawood Pioneer Library

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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