By Subcription: Writing by John Balaban, Kelly Cherry, Steve Paul, Michael Pritchett and other writers and artist. 


Native American poet Deborah Miranda reads from her award-winning mixed genre book Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir.


Resonant and lyrical tales of the dangers and frustrations of life at all ages.
    —Kirkus Reviews


Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2017 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

John Freeman

Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Julie Carr & Meagen Youngdahl

Lawrence, Kan.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Freeman, Smarsh, & Terrell

Wichita, Kan.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Writers for Readers

Join us at Writers for Readers November 1st,  an evening celebrating the power of expression through creative writing and reading. 

Celebrating Michelle Boisseau

Join us in celebrating UMKC poet Michelle Boisseau on Thurs., November 2, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in Cockefair Hall, 52nd and Rockhill, Kansas City, Mo., room 105. Please come and read one of your favorite poems by Michelle to honor her work on the page and in our community. 


Dave Smith Collection

Special Pricing: This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 80, No. 1), two CDs with New Letters on the Air programs from 19811988, and part one and two of a 2014 interview, all featuring the work of Dave Smith. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced in our audio archives.