The Riverfront Reading series of poetry and fiction began in Kansas City, Missouri in 1986 by Philip Miller and Donn Blevins. In those days, the location was in the Riverfront area, in the Kansas City Artists Coalition space. The Writers Place sponsors a reading on the second Friday of each month. More information here.
Phyllis Becker hosts August's Riverfront Reading Series with music by Gib Shell.
William Trowbridge’s seventh poetry collection, Vanishing Point, was published by Red Hen Press in April, 2017. His graphic chapbook, Oldguy: Superhero, came out from Red Hen in 2016. His other collections are Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. He is a faculty mentor in the University of Nebraska Omaha Low-residency MFA in Writing Program and was Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2016. For more information, see his website at wiliamtrowbridge.net.
Maria Vasquez Boyd is host, producer, and sound engineer for ARTSPEAK RADIO; a weekly hour long program that airs live on 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio that features artists, performers, musicians, writers, poets, arts organizations and the creative community. She is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective, and continues to write and publish work.