Kansas City Literary Events Calendar

Rudy Francisco

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Poet Rudy Francisco will read at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87 St., Overland Park, Kan. Poet Jen Harris will interview Francisco before the performance.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: 913-826-4600, Johnson County Library

Karen Craigo & Huascar Medina

Friday, May 8, 2020

Missouri poet laureate, Karen Craigo, and Kansas poet laureate, Huascar Medina, will read for Riverfront Readings at the Writers Place, 31 W. 31 St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Crystal Field Scholarship Reading

Friday, May 15, 2020

This annual reading of regional poets benefits UMKC's Crystal Field Scholarship in Poetry, at Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st. St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Ida Fogle & Brandon Whitehead

Friday, June 12, 2020

Poets Ida Fogle and Brandon Whitehead will read for the Riverfront Reading Series at the Writers Place, 31 W. 31 St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Dean, Pritchett & Vojta

Friday, June 19, 2020

Poets Bob Dean and Agnes Vojta and novelist Michael Pritchett will read at the Writers Place, 31 W. 31 St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Coutley, Gaskin & Molberg

Friday, August 21, 2020

Poets Lisa Faye Coutley, Kate Gasking, and Jenny Molberg will read at the Writers Place, 31 W. 31 St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place

Stewart & Stewart

Friday, October 16, 2020

Lisa D. Stewart (shown) will read from her literary memoir The Big Quiet: One Woman's Horseback Ride Home; Robert Stewart will read poems from Working Class and others, The Writers Place, Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st St., Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-281-8311, The Writers Place; info@writersplace.org

Patricia Smith

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Poet Patricia Smith will serve as the Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence for the University of Missouri-Kansas City English department. Details forthcoming.

Time: TBA
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: 816-235-1305, Dept. of English

Kansas City Literary Events

Cancelled: Lacy Johnson

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Columbia, Mo.

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