The Kansas City Veterans Writing Team is a nonproﬁt organization hosting veteran writing workshops and other writing sessions that encourage, energize and empower past or present military members and their families to tell their military stories as part of a healing process and to build camaraderie. Our work is made possible through the monetary support of Mid-Continent Public Library, The Story Center, the Missouri Humanities Council, KC Veterans, Kansas City Public Library System, Moral Injury Association of America, Kansas Humanities Council, The Writers Place and individual donors.
The Writers Place in partnership with the Kansas City Veterans Writing Team are hosting a special reading celebrating the work of local veterans.
Opening Exhibition: Includes poetry, music, kenpo martial arts and shadow puppetry with Ritu Nanos, Trace Shapiro, Marianne Eppelheimer, Kris Miller, and Christy Schee.
A Show of Tiny Art and Tiny Poetry Reading. A Fundraiser. Art sales will directly support the artist and The Writers Place. We will also have a tiny poetry reading featuring entrants from our first writing contest Make It New. Tiny drinks and tiny food will be provided.
The submissions for the Make It New Poetry Contest are rolling in so don't miss out on submitting. Winners will be chosen in January and will receive fame and accolades on social media and our website along with 2 free workshops next year. Submission fee is $15 and goes to directly to support the future of The Writers Place. Click here to submit.
This month, Maril Crabtree and Virginia Lore lead a discussion on poet Ellen Bass.
Join us at The Writers Place for a reading with Jesse Kates and Gary Lechliter.
Seven Works by Glyneisha Johnson open doors to Black American domestic life. Seven, local poets respond, one page per poet, each dedicated to one of Glyneisha's works. Glyneisha replies to the poetry with a final, visual statement. Don't miss this exceptional DIALOGUE IN COLOR.
We are thrilled to host Jose Faus reading from his new book The Life and Times of Jose Calderon and special musical guests Making Movies.
Escape the work week early and come party with the cool kids. Meet your kindred spirits at TWP for a Thursday evening mixer.
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Join us at The Writers Place for special guests Hadara Bar-Nadav and Peter Mishler
Explore your military experiences and creativity through a series of writing sessions, October 7 through November 4, at the Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch.
Join us for our annual celebration of Day of the Dead on Nov 3 at 7:00. Readers this year will be Maria De Los Angelas Diaz and Sofiana Olivera Abalan. Xanath Caraza and World’s Window will provide altars, Allen Arias’ band, Hide in the Shadows will provide music, and the Calpulli Iskal Dancers will perform traditional Mexica dance.