Search Results: 2013


Zagajewski, Adam (October 21, 2016)

Adam Zagajewski - Adam Zagajewski, the 2016 recipient of the Griffin Lifetime Achievement Prize for

Ford, Richard (November 22, 2013)

Richard Ford - Listed as a 2012 Best Book of the Year in various newspapers and magazines, Canada de

A Call to Words: Veterans & Why They Write (November 7, 2014)

A Call to Words: Veterans & Why They Write - Vietnam veterans and poets, Bill Bauer and H.C. Palmer

Authors Readers Theatre (August 29, 2014)

Authors Readers Theatre - Richard Peck (A Year Down Yonder), Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo C

Bargen, Walter (January 24, 2014)

recent poetry included in his 2013 book, Trouble Behind Glass Doors. He also reads from his ear

Anderson, Christina (January 30, 2015)

Christina Anderson - Christina Anderson is an up-and-coming playwright who grew up in Kansas City, K

Pat Conroy Live (November 14, 2013)

Pat Conroy Live - In this live interview at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, renowned autho

Doty, Mark (December 27, 2013)

National Book Awards, and his 2013 book-length poem and meditative bestiary called A Swarm, A Flock

Danticat, Edwidge (January 31, 2014)

women called Girl Rising, her 2013 novel Claire of the Sea Light, and editing the 2014 short story c

Day, Robert (February 21, 2014)

Robert Day - Kansas native Robert Day has penned several books of fiction and nonfiction, including

Ryan, Hank Phillippi (March 7, 2014)

Hank Phillippi Ryan - Acclaimed crime fiction writer and Emmy-winning investigative reporter, Hank P

Troncoso, Sergio (May 2, 2014)

of Dust, and talks about his 2013 anthology of essays, Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid th

Bar-Nadav, Hadara (June 6, 2014)

from New Issues Press. In her 2013 collection, Lullaby (with Exit Sign), winner of the Sat

Keneally, Thomas (July 11, 2014)

Thomas Keneally - The acclaimed author of twenty-nine books, including the well-known Schindler

Espada, Martín (September 19, 2014)

rst half of Park University's 2013 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series presentation at the Kansas City Publi

Woodrell, Daniel (October 31, 2014)

e Center for Fiction, and his 2013 release, The Maid’s Version, about a mysterious a

Baxter, Charles (November 14, 2014)

ories and novels. As the fall 2013 Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence at the University of Missouri

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers (November 28, 2014)

ures excerpts from six of our 2013 programs, highlighting the courage and strength of writers who us

Strayed, Cheryl (December 5, 2014)

Cheryl Strayed - At just twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed made the impulsive decision to trek the 1100 mil

Rodriguez, Linda (November 13, 2015)

ards. She also reads from the 2013 sequel, Every Broken Trust, a Las Comadres National Latino Book C

Rosal, Patrick (May 22, 2015)

Patrick Rosal - Growing up in New Jersey as a first generation Filipino-American, Patrick Rosal

Barter, Christian (May 29, 2015)

Christian Barter - Working as a trail supervisor for Maine's Acadia National Park, Christian Barter

Espada, Martín (July 24, 2015)

Espada for Park University's 2013 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series at the Kansas City Public Library, th

Díaz, Junot (September 18, 2015)

Junot Díaz - With nearly a decade between his first collection, Drown and his follow-up n

Young, Dean (January 8, 2016)

on his work while he was the 2013 Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence at the University of Missouri

Stalling, Jonathan (May 13, 2016)

Jonathan Stalling - Born in Arkansas to artistic "back to the land" parents who were interested in Z

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire (September 23, 2016)

Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2013, making Sáenz the first Latino writer ever to win the awar

Kansas City Literary Events

Newcomer, Hurlow, Pitts & Allen

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Leawood, Kan.


New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

Follow our new series of poems about children, each day or two through July. Begin reading here. 


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.