Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Glancy, Rodriguez & Furnish

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Diance Glancy, Linda Rodriguez (shown) and Ben Furnish will read from The World Is One Place: Native American Poets Visit the Middle East, in the Thomas Zvi Wilson Series at Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

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

Monica Youn at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Midwest Poets Series presents Monica Youn (Stegner and Witter Bynner fellow at the Library of Congress) this 35th year of Series, Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, 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

Patricia Smith at Midwest Poets Series

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Midwest Poets Series presents four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam—the most successful slammer in the competition’s history—author of seven acclaimed poetry collections.  Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kanas City, Mo. No one turned away for lack of funds. Audience limit 500.

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

Wyatt Townley & Kevin Rabas

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Poets Wyatt Townley and Kevin Rabas (shown) will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

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

Wagner, Field & Stewart

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Poets Maryfrances Wagner, Greg Field, and Robert Stewart (shown) will read from their work as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

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

Arlin Buyert & Musicians

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Poet Arlin Buyert will read from his work and be accompanied by musicians as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. 

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

Kansas City Literary Events

Robert F. Willson

Monday, June 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

News

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.