Veterans Writing Workshop Session 3: Moving from Reader Response to Revising
Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Veterans Writing Workshop Session 3: Moving from Reader Response to Revising

This fall, the Missouri Humanities Council, The Writers Place, and The Kansas City Public Library offers a series of workshops designed to help veterans and their families develop the writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they be true-life accounts or wholly original tales.

October 1, 2016 SESSION 3: Moving from Reader Response to Revising

Explore the fundamentals of genres and the related criteria. Discuss how to work with other writers and give and accept feedback.

Veterans Writing Workshop Session 4: Saying What You Want
Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

Veterans Writing Workshop Session 4: Saying What You Want

This fall, the Missouri Humanities Council, The Writers Place, and The Kansas City Public Library offers a series of workshops designed to help veterans and their families develop the writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they be true-life accounts or wholly original tales.

October 8, 2016 SESSION 4: Saying What You Want

Dig into word choice, grammar, punctuation, and editing. Gain an understanding of your creative exercises and writing process.

Writing Weekend 2016
Oct
15
Oct 16

Writing Weekend 2016

  • The Story Center at Woodneath Library

Everyone has a story. Is yours ready for pen and paper? If you have always wanted to craft an enduring love story, an epic quest or even your own memoir, then you are in luck!

 

We are hosting a free, weekend mini-conference with 17 sessions in partnership with MidContinent Public Library, Story Center covering genre basics, publishing, book design and more.  These workshops will take place at the The Story Center at Woodneath Library. Registration for individual events is recommended as space fills quickly. Register for workshops and events at www.mystorycenter.org.

South Branch Kansas City, Kansas Library Reading
Oct
22
2:00 pm14:00

South Branch Kansas City, Kansas Library Reading

  • 3104 Strong Avenue Kansas City, KS, 66106 United States

KCKCC instructors Tasha Haas and Tom Weis will read their work at South Branch Library reading Saturday,   An open mic will follow.  Plan to read one average-length poem or two short or a very short prose piece. Hope to see (and hear) you there.  Refreshments served.

The Writers Place Open Mic
Oct
24
7:00 pm19:00

The Writers Place Open Mic

  • The Writers Place

Share your poetry and fiction excerpts at Kansas City's oldest, continuous open mic! Hosted by Sharon Eiker. Free. (Donations to The Writers Place are always welcome.) 

Riverfront Readings: Natasha El-Scari and second reader (TBD)
Nov
11
8:00 pm20:00

Riverfront Readings: Natasha El-Scari and second reader (TBD)

The Riverfront Readings series of poetry and fiction readings was started in Kansas City, Missouri in 1986 by Philip Miller and Donn Blevins. In those days, the location actually was in the Riverfront area, in the Kansas City Artists Coalition space. Now they are held at The Writers Place and in other Kansas City area locations. More information here.

The Writers Place Open Mic
Nov
28
7:00 pm19:00

The Writers Place Open Mic

  • The Writers Place

Share your poetry and fiction excerpts at Kansas City's oldest, continuous open mic! Hosted by Sharon Eiker. Free. (Donations to The Writers Place are always welcome.) 

ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR
Dec
3
9:00 am09:00

ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR

This annual Arts and Crafts Show features area artists with a wide range of prices and gifts. Buy something personal or buy for birthdays, holiday gifts, or hostess gifts.


The Writers Place Open Mic
Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

The Writers Place Open Mic

  • The Writers Place

Share your poetry and fiction excerpts at Kansas City's oldest, continuous open mic! Hosted by Sharon Eiker. Free. (Donations to The Writers Place are always welcome.) 

Veterans Writing Workshop Session 2: Thinking About Prose Narratives
Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

Veterans Writing Workshop Session 2: Thinking About Prose Narratives

This fall, the Missouri Humanities Council, The Writers Place, and The Kansas City Public Library offers a series of workshops designed to help veterans and their families develop the writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they be true-life accounts or wholly original tales.

September 24, 2016 SESSION 2: Thinking About Prose Narratives

Learn about writing dialogue, character point of view, scene details, and constructing plot tension.

The Power of Reading and Writing: A Celebration of the Written Word
Sep
22
6:00 pm18:00

The Power of Reading and Writing: A Celebration of the Written Word

  • Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch

The Writers Place, toghether with LiteracyKC and the Kansas City Public Library invite you to celebrate the written word with us at the Kansas City Public Library Plaza branch. Highlighted speakers are local author Whitney Terrell, poet and veteran H.C. Palmer, and poet and essayist Alan Proctor

Poetry Reading Circle with Catherine Anderson
Sep
19
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry Reading Circle with Catherine Anderson

We meet at the Writer's Place on the third Monday of the month. The purpose of the Poetry Reading Circle is to come together to read poets of interest to the group and share perspectives. I introduce a little background information on the poet's biography and approach to poetry. We take turns reading the poems and then share our ideas and perspectives in a relaxed atmosphere.  Poets we choose are archived in the Poetry Foundation Web site so that any one can have access to the poems. Please feel free to bring any book or poem of the author we are discussing that you would like to share in addition to the poems on the Poetry Foundation Web site. For September, we will be focusing on the poet Anna Akhmatova.

Veterans Writing Workshops Session 1: Thinking About Narrative Poems
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Veterans Writing Workshops Session 1: Thinking About Narrative Poems

This fall, the Missouri Humanities Council, The Writers Place, and The Kansas City Public Library offers a series of workshops designed to help veterans and their families develop the writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they be true-life accounts or wholly original tales.

SESSION 1: Thinking About Narrative Poems

Get an introduction to narrative poetry and receive tips on how to brainstorm your concept and begin the writing process.

The Writers Place Open Mic
Aug
29
7:00 pm19:00

The Writers Place Open Mic

Share your poetry and fiction excerpts at Kansas City's oldest, continuous open mic! Hosted by Sharon Eiker. Free. (Donations to The Writers Place are always welcome.) 

The Cosmopolitans - Sarah Schulman, Kait Heacock at the Central Library
Aug
24
6:30 pm18:30

The Cosmopolitans - Sarah Schulman, Kait Heacock at the Central Library

  • Kansas City Public Library - Central Branch

Lesbian author and activist Sarah Schulman and Kait Heacock of the Feminist Press discuss Schulman's evocative new novel The Cosmopolitans and the publisher's launch of the Corrective Canon initiative, aimed at broadening the scope of modern literature.

Join us at the Kansas City Library Central branch!

Poetry Reading Circle with Catherine Anderson
Aug
15
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry Reading Circle with Catherine Anderson

We meet at the Writer's Place on the third Monday of the month. The purpose of the Poetry Reading Circle is to come together to read poets of interest to the group and share perspectives. I introduce a little background information on the poet's biography and approach to poetry. We take turns reading the poems and then share our ideas and perspectives in a relaxed atmosphere.  Poets we choose are archived in the Poetry Foundation Web site so that any one can have access to the poems. Please feel free to bring any book or poem of the author we are discussing that you would like to share in addition to the poems on the Poetry Foundation Web site. For August, we will be focusing on the poet Pattiann Rogers. 

Riverfront Readings:   James Benger, Jeanette Powers, and Angela Penticoff
Aug
12
8:00 pm20:00

Riverfront Readings: James Benger, Jeanette Powers, and Angela Penticoff

The Riverfront Readings series of poetry and fiction readings was started in Kansas City, Missouri in 1986 by Philip Miller and Donn Blevins. In those days, the location actually was in the Riverfront area, in the Kansas City Artists Coalition space. Now they are held at The Writers Place and in other Kansas City area locations. More information here.

Fringe Festival with River Cow Orchestra, Kacico Dance Company, and Poets sponsored by The Writers Place
Jul
30
3:00 pm15:00

Fringe Festival with River Cow Orchestra, Kacico Dance Company, and Poets sponsored by The Writers Place

  • Bolender Performing Arts Center

River Cow Orchestra, the Kacico Dance Company, and Poets sponsored by The Writers Place will entertain you in this one-hour performance. The poets on Saturday, July 30 at 3:00 will include Frank Higgins, Perry Shepard, Michelle Boisseau, Michelle Pond, Shu Shin Shah, and Maril Crabtree.

Fringe Festival with River Cow Orchestra, Kacico Dance Company, and Poets sponsored by The Writers Place
Jul
27
6:00 pm18:00

Fringe Festival with River Cow Orchestra, Kacico Dance Company, and Poets sponsored by The Writers Place

  • Bolender Performing Arts Center

River Cow Orchestra, the Kacico Dance Company, and Poets sponsored by The Writers Place will entertain you in this one-hour performance. The poets on Wednesday, July 27 at 6:00 include Greg Cynec, Pat Lawson, William Trowbridge, Silvia Kofler, Nikki Crawford Wolfe, and Alarie Tennille. 

The Writers Place Open Mic
Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

The Writers Place Open Mic

Share your poetry and fiction excerpts at Kansas City's oldest, continuous open mic! Hosted by Sharon Eiker. Free. (Donations to The Writers Place are always welcome.) 

Fringe Festival with River Cow Orchestra, Kacico Dance Company, and Poets sponsored by The Writers Place
Jul
24
1:30 pm13:30

Fringe Festival with River Cow Orchestra, Kacico Dance Company, and Poets sponsored by The Writers Place

  • Bolender Performing Arts Center

River Cow Orchestra, the Kacico Dance Company, and Poets sponsored by The Writers Place will entertain you in this one-hour performance. 

The poets on Sun, July 24 -- 1:30 include Alan Proctor, James Benger, Wayne Courtois, Jason Preu, Victor Clevenger, and Billy Brame.

Writers' Block Reading & Open Mic
Jul
22
5:00 pm17:00

Writers' Block Reading & Open Mic

  • The Writers Place

Come celebrate with us! At the end of our Writers' Block camps, we'll gather together to hear some of the pieces created by our young writers during workshop. Following the reading of work by camp attendees, there will be an open mic. Family and friends are welcome. Find our event on Facebook here.

Poetry Reading Circle with Catherine Anderson
Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry Reading Circle with Catherine Anderson

  • The Writers Place

The purpose of the Poetry Reading Circle is to come together to read poets of interest to the group and share perspectives. I introduce a little background information on the poet's biography and approach to poetry. We take turns reading the poems and then share our ideas and perspectives in a relaxed atmosphere.  Poets we choose are archived in the Poetry Foundation Web site so that any one can have access to the poems. Please feel free to bring any book or poem of the author we are discussing that you would like to share in addition to the poems on the Poetry Foundation Web site. For July, we will be reading poet Pablo Neruda.

Writers' Block Week 2: Poetry
Jul
18
Jul 21

Writers' Block Week 2: Poetry

GIVING YOUNG WRITERS A FUN FOUNDATION

Join The Writers Place for our two-week camp especially for young writers, ages 12 to 18 years old. Writers’ Blocks will be held July 11-15 and 18-22, 9am to 12pm, at 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO 64111. Each week campers will focus on a different genre of creative writing, and at the end of camp we’ll celebrate with a reading for family and friends.

For the second week of the camp, we will turn our focus to poetry with Natasha Ria El-Scari. Natasha has cemented her place in both Kansas City and regional poetry community, as well as honed her skills as an educator over the past ten years.

Writers' Block Week 1: Playwriting
Jul
11
Jul 15

Writers' Block Week 1: Playwriting

  • The Writers Place

GIVING YOUNG WRITERS A FUN FOUNDATION

Join The Writers Place for our two-week camp especially for young writers, ages 12 to 18 years old. Writers’ Blocks will be held July 11-15 and 18-22, 9am to 12pm, at 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO 64111. Each week campers will focus on a different genre of creative writing, and at the end of camp we’ll celebrate with a reading for family and friends.

We will be delving into playwriting for the first week of the camp, July 11-15, with the nationally-known playwright and UMKC professor Frank Higgins. His professional accomplishments not-with-standing, Frank is excellent with beginning writers and has been a mentor to many throughout his teaching tenure.

Francisco Gabuardy Art Opening
Jul
9
5:00 pm17:00

Francisco Gabuardy Art Opening

The Writers Place is pleased to exhibit the work of Francisco Gabuardy. We will be hosting an opening for this exhibit on Saturday, July 9th from 5-7pm and encourage all to attend. Gabuardy, recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, creates hauntingly compelling work that you don't want to miss. Stop by to say hi to the artist.