Search Results: 2017


The Augurs: Women of an Age (March 2, 2018)

in Washington D.C. during the 2017 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, under the

Boisseau, Michelle (June 23, 2017)

Michelle Boisseau - In this interview at the Kansas City Public Library, poet, editor, and Guggenhei

Bolling, Bonnie (May 11, 2018)

Bonnie Bolling - Bonnie Bolling's award winning poetry collections often tackle tough subject matter

Michelle Boisseau: Past American Voice (November 24, 2017)

le Boisseau died November 15, 2017, at age 62. In this interview conducted earlier this year at the

Gallagher, Matt (May 26, 2018)

list Whitney Terrell, in this 2017 interview at the Kansas City Public Library. He talks about his d

Brown, Jericho (June 8, 2018)

Jericho Brown - Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how

Nye, Naomi Shihab (December 14, 2018)

Naomi Shihab Nye - In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose nume

Wicker, Marcus (January 25, 2019)

Marcus Wicker - Michigan native Marcus Wicker talks about how his poetry has progressed since his ea

Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger (January 11, 2019)

rger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with

Kansas Poets Laureate (August 30, 2019)

Kansas Poets Laureate - In part one of this program, former Kansas Poets Laureate, Kevin Rabas,

Kansas Poets Laureate (September 6, 2019)

s Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas (2017-19), who ends with his jazz poem "Sonny Kenner's Red Guitar." Par

Corey, Stephen (January 4, 2019)

erary life and reads from his 2017 book, Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and C

Bass, Ellen (November 16, 2018)

Ellen Bass - Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought he

Bass, Ellen (March 1, 2019)

Ellen Bass - In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being ma

Nye, Naomi Shihab (June 14, 2019)

e theme of immigration at the 2017 National Storytelling Network Conference in Kansas City. Part one

Webb, Charles Harper (December 28, 2018)

Charles Harper Webb - Guggenheim Fellow, licensed psychotherapist, and author of over a dozen poetry

Magariel, Daniel (June 29, 2018)

York Times Editor's Choice in 2017, the book is now out in paperback and published in several langua

Olson, Ted (October 19, 2018)

Ted Olson - Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discus

O'Nan, Stewart (October 26, 2018)

City Public Library as UMKC's 2017 Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence, O'Nan discusses how he gave

O'Brien, Tim (May 24, 2019)

etnam. In this excerpt of the 2017 presentation at the Kansas City Public Library, O'Brien reads fro

O'Nan, Stewart (November 30, 2018)

teacher Russell Banks. UMKC's 2017 Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence reads from his recent novel,

North, Glenn (February 15, 2019)

Kansas City Public Library's 2017 program, To Make a Poet Black and Bid Him Sing, the Cave Can

Kansas City Literary Events

Brock Clarke

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Wichita, Kan.


Kansas City Public Library Announces Kids and Teens eReading Rooms

The KCPL has digitized the concept of physical reading rooms by creating individual, specialized eReading Rooms of ebooks and audiobooks for children and teenagers.


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.