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Anna Deavere Smith

An Obie Award-winning playwright, MacArthur fellow, and 2015 NEH Jefferson Lecturer for Intellectual Ideas, Anna Deavere Smith discusses her technique of interviewing real people to use their stories on stage. While a 2015 Hall Center for the Humanities Lecturer at the University of Kansas, she talks...

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    Alice Friman

    Alice Friman, the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year for her book, ...

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    Back to the Writing Well

    We go "Back to the Writing Well" to hear from writers of place, including the late Pat Conroy. Famous for his novels about the south, with several made into movies such as ...

Kansas City Literary Events

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Writers for Readers

Literacy KC & UMKC's Creative Writing Program team up to raise money for a local literacy program. Contributors can enjoy dinner while listening to a conversation between UMKC novelist Whitney Terrell & Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith. (Click names to hear earlier radio shows with each writer; more on the event here.)

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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.