The Power of Reading and Writing Event
Sep
8
6:00 pm18:00

The Power of Reading and Writing Event

  • Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch

This annual event will showcase new readers and writers, along with two professional writers, and celebrate the connection between reading and writing. A partnership with Literacy KC and the Kansas City Public Library.

12th Annual Power of Words Conference (Sept. 18-20)
Sep
18
Sep 20

12th Annual Power of Words Conference (Sept. 18-20)

  • Unity Village

Explore how we use our words to make community, deepen healing, witness one another, wake ourselves up, and foster empowerment and transformation. Features keynoters poet and writer Jimmy Santiago Baca, playwright Darren Canady, spoken word artists Shá Cage and E.G. Bailey, and poet Xanath Caraza.

WORKSHOP: Faith and the Line Break with Trish Reeves
Sep
26
1:00 pm13:00

WORKSHOP: Faith and the Line Break with Trish Reeves

  • The Writers Place

The line break is the great gift bestowed on poets. To make use of this gift is to seek not only meaning, but magic, and see our lines lift off the page. We’ll consider the line breaks of participants as well as R.M. Rilke, Joy Harjo, Lucille Clifton, Mary Oliver, etc.

NaNoWriMo Kickoff!
Oct
25
6:00 pm18:00

NaNoWriMo Kickoff!

  • The Writers Place

Celebrate the kickoff of National Novel Writing Month at The Writers Place! Meet writers with the same aspiration you have to write a 50,000-word novel in November. Free.

WORKSHOP: Advanced Memoir with Barbara Bartocci
Nov
7
9:00 am09:00

WORKSHOP: Advanced Memoir with Barbara Bartocci

  • The Writers Place

Everything you ever wanted to know and do for your memoir, including how to get started, how to overcome fear of blank page, what to include and what to leave out, how to keep going, and two guaranteed techniques for success.

Marketing Niche Fiction with Sandra Moran
Nov
14
9:00 am09:00

Marketing Niche Fiction with Sandra Moran

  • The Writers Place

Learn how to market your work (and yourself). Topics covered include tips on website design and hosting, creating a strong social media presence, organizations and memberships, press releases and the most efficient ways to promote yourself and your work.

National Recovery Reading & Open Mic
Dec
6
2:00 pm14:00

National Recovery Reading & Open Mic

  • The Writers Place

The Writers Place’s annual Recovery Reading and Open Mic highlights writing by those who have experienced the impact of addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, as well as writing by those impacted by a loved one's substance use disorder. 


HamBingo Night for The Writers Place
Aug
27
7:30 pm19:30

HamBingo Night for The Writers Place

  • Hamburger Mary's

Join us for a wildly fun night of burgers, bingo and booze at Hamburger Mary's! With drag queens and fabulous prizes, it's bingo night like you've never seen it before.

Thursday Write-in
Jul
30
6:00 pm18:00

Thursday Write-in

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an evening of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Meets weekly. Hosted by James Benger.

KC Fringe Festival Music+Dance+Poetry
Jul
25
9:30 pm21:30

KC Fringe Festival Music+Dance+Poetry

  • Todd Bolender Center

Writers Place and Riverfront Reading poets will collaborate with the Kacico Dance Company and the River Cow Orchestra in this year's KC Fringe Festival. Location: Todd Bolender Center, 500 W. Pershing Road, KCMO.


KC Fringe Festival is Kansas City's premiere cultural arts festival and runs in July every year.

 

Music + Poetry + Art at the Neon Gallery
Jul
24
7:00 pm19:00

Music + Poetry + Art at the Neon Gallery

Enjoy an evening of music by River Cow Orchestra and Rick Malsick, art by Tom Cobian, and writing by Silvia Kofler, Lindsey Martin-Bowen, Michelle Pond, Carl Rhoden and Liz Tascio. Hosted by Rick Malsick.

Thursday Write-in
Jul
23
6:00 pm18:00

Thursday Write-in

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an evening of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Hosted by James Benger.

We're experimenting with different times to see what will work best. Please let us know your thoughts on these times, and how the Write-Ins are working for you if you attend by emailing us info@writersplace.org or calling at (816) 753-1090. We look forward to hearing from you.

KC Fringe Festival Music+Dance+Poetry
Jul
22
9:30 pm21:30

KC Fringe Festival Music+Dance+Poetry

  • Todd Bolender Center

Writers Place and Riverfront Reading poets will collaborate with the Kacico Dance Company and the River Cow Orchestra in this year's KC Fringe Festival. Location: Todd Bolender Center, 500 W. Pershing Road, KCMO.



KC Fringe Festival is Kansas City's premiere cultural arts festival and runs in July every year.

 

Fringe Festival Music+Dance+Poetry
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Fringe Festival Music+Dance+Poetry

  • Todd Bolender Center

Writers Place and Riverfront Reading poets will collaborate with the Kacico Dance Company and the River Cow Orchestra in this year's KC Fringe Festival. Location: Todd Bolender Center, 500 W. Pershing Road, KCMO.

 


KC Fringe Festival is Kansas City's premiere cultural arts festival and runs in July every year.

Thursday Write-in
Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

Thursday Write-in

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an evening of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Meets weekly.  Hosted by James Benger.

Writers' Blocks and UMKC Youth Reading
Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

Writers' Blocks and UMKC Youth Reading

  • The Writers Place

Young writers from TWP Writers' Blocks and Greater Kansas City Writing Project summer camps will join together for a reading of their work. Family and friends welcome. Refreshments served.

Wednesday Write-in
Jul
15
1:00 pm13:00

Wednesday Write-in

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an afternoon of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Meets weekly.

Tuesday Write-in
Jul
14
1:00 pm13:00

Tuesday Write-in

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an afternoon of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Meets weekly.

Thursday Write-in
Jul
9
6:00 pm18:00

Thursday Write-in

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an evening of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Meets weekly. Hosted by James Benger.

We're experimenting with different times to see what will work best. Please let us know your thoughts on these times, and how the Write-Ins are working for you if you attend by emailing us info@writersplace.org or calling at (816) 753-1090. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday Write-in
Jul
8
1:00 pm13:00

Wednesday Write-in

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an afternoon of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. 

We're experimenting with different times to see what will work best. Please let us know your thoughts on these times, and how the Write-Ins are working for you if you attend by emailing us info@writersplace.org or calling at (816) 753-1090. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday Write-In
Jul
7
1:00 pm13:00

Tuesday Write-In

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an afternoon of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Meets weekly.

Thursday Write-in
Jul
2
6:00 pm18:00

Thursday Write-in

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an evening of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Meets weekly. Hosted by James Benger.

"Rhyme in the Roses" Poetry Reading
Jun
27
4:00 pm16:00

"Rhyme in the Roses" Poetry Reading

  • Loose Park

Five Writers Place poets will share their works at this Kansas City Rose Society sponsored event in the Rose Garden at Loose Park. Featured poets are Scott Emmons, Teresa Leggard, Al Ortolani, Alan Proctor and Alarie Tennille.

Thursday Write-in
Jun
25
6:00 pm18:00

Thursday Write-in

  • The Writers Place

Stop by The Writers Place for an evening of quiet writing time. Free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Meets weekly.

LGBT:  A Celebration of Queerness
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

LGBT: A Celebration of Queerness

  • The Writers Place

Hosted by Wayne Courtois and Charles Ferruzza, this annual event will feature Annette Billings, Jen Harris, Dylan Kingsley, Sandra Moran, Miguel M. Morales, and David Wayne Reed. Music by BongoTini.