The Power of Reading

  • Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch 4801 Main St Kansas City, MO, 64112 United States

Co-sponsored by The Writers Place, Literacy Kansas City, and the Kansas City Public Library. 

We invite you to one of our most inspiring and moving events of the year. Four new adult readers tutored by Literacy Kansas City summon the courage to stand before a large audience and tell what knowing how to read means in their lives, while emcee Nick Haines from KCPT lends his enthusiastic support. Joining the new readers are four seasoned readers and writers telling what reading and writing have brought to their lives: journalist Brian Burnes, novelist and poet Maija Rhee Devine, novelist Candice Millard, and human rights activist Alvin Sykes. Mayor Sly James will deliver opening remarks. Come celebrate the power of the written word and human determination.

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Location: Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., KCMO