Read Local by Category: Event
There are two major conferences for area writers happening in May.
The Missouri Writers Guild will be having their 2017 conference in Columbia, MO over the weekend of May 5-7. Registration is already open. Diverse speakers will present a variety of topics, and there will be numerous opportunities to share, pitch, network, and otherwise make important business connections.
Each month The Writers Place brings locally and nationally known writers to present their poetry and prose in the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series. In March we welcome Jose Faus and Jan Duncan-O'Neal.
Tuesday, March 21st
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Central Resource Library - Carmack Community Room
Arlin Buyert, in addition to writing and publishing his own poetry, has facilitated the Arts in Prison poetry program at Lansing Prison for almost five years. Now it’s our turn to enjoy his facilitation! On Tuesday, December 20th Buyert will lead beginning poets through the process of writing a poem to be presented as a gift.
The 10th annual KidLitCon is being held in Wichita (KS) October 14 and 15 this year.
KidLitCon is organized by KidLitosphere Central. From their website: The “KidLitosphere” is a community of reviewers, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, parents, and other book enthusiasts who blog about children’s and young adult literature. Of the conference, they write: