Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

E.J. Koh & Amy Meng

Thursday, February 8, 2018

E.J. Koh (shown) and Amy Meng will each read their poetry in the Visiting Writers Series at Northwest Missouri State University in the J.W. Jones Student Union livingroom. 800 University Dr. Maryville, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Maryville, Mo.
Contact: 660-562-1265

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: 816-501-4607, Cynthia Cartwright

Humanities Lecture Series Conversation: Peter Balakian

Friday, February 23, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Peter Balakian will read from and discuss his work as part of KU's Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series, 900 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrence, Kan. The previous evening, Feb. 22nd, Balakian will read from his work in Spooner Hall On the KU campus. 

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Contact: 785-864-4798, Hall Center for the Humanities

Glancy, Rodriguez & Furnish

Tuesday, March 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, Central Resource Library

Peter Conners

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Peter Conners will read his poetry in the Visitng Writers Series at Northwest Missouri State University in the J.W. Jones Student Union livingroom. 800 University Dr. Maryville, Mo.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Maryville, Mo.
Contact: 660-562-1265

Margot Livesey

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Prose writer Margo Livesey will read from her work at Central Library, 14 West 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-701-3400, Central Library

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: 816-501-4607, Cynthia Carwright

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, Central Resource Library

Trish Reeves & Greg Field

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Poets Trish Reeves (shown) and Greg Field 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, Central Resource Library

Pat Lawson & Joan Yeagley

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Prose writer Pat Lawson (shown) and peot Joan Yeagley 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, Central Resource Library

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Betsy Carter & Shanthi Sekaran

Monday, September 25, 2017
Wichita, Kan.

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