Category Archives: reading

KC Voices: A Celebration!

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  Come support Whispering Prairie Press as we raise funds to publish the next volume of Kansas City Voices! You’ll be entertained by past KCV contributors doing readings of poetry and prose! Plus, we will have a silent auction for bidding on items donated by past artists and local businesses. Tickets are $5 at the Uptown Arts Bar. Come support… Read more »

Seventeen Steps to a Clean Copy

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“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon,” Robert Cormier, author of The Chocolate War. The editing process can be intimidating. Like any art form, it’s also a craft that can be learned and improved with practice. My experience as managing editor of a medical journal… Read more »

Kansas City Voices Fundraiser

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Join the Kansas City Voices editorial staff for a night of fun, friends, and stories. Our editors will be reading some of their own work to help raise money for the 14th issue of Kansas City Voices! Listen as our poetry editors Jan Rog, Alan Robert Proctor, and Mary Silwance weave webs of words that leave you captivated. Hear what our copy editor Ken Buch has been… Read more »

Road Trip! (July 11th)

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No, this isn’t a college-aged rite of passage. It’s a reading at Pioneer Bluffs! Join the Kansas City Voices team at this scenic event space for a day of poetry and rolling Kansas Flint Hills. Matfield Green is truly a one-of-its-kind place in Kansas, and a perfect distance away for a Saturday day trip. Roy J. Beckemeyer and Kimberly Beer… Read more »

Our friend Jeanette Powers has a new book!

Earthworms & Stars by Jeanette Powers Poetry Book Release Party Wed, Jan 21 8-9 pm $10 gets event plus book Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 So many exciting things are happening in KC’s poetry scene, and Jeanette Powers is one of the main instigators. As producer of Poetic Underground, she oversees weekly open mics, and the nationally certified poetry… Read more »

Volume 12 Launch Party

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Sunday, October 26th 2014, 4-5:30pm Come celebrate the 12th volume of Kansas City Voices with our contributors, staff, friends, and supporters. Join us at the Kansas City library, Plaza branch (downstairs and follow the hall the way down to the room at the very east end of the building, you can take the elevator or stairs). Anita Ofokansi, Jeff Tigchelaar,… Read more »

May 16th @ Mysteryscapes

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Kansas City Voices invites you to a reading this May, featuring Phyllis Westover, Lisa Daly, and Jack Kline. Join us on Friday, May 16, 6-8 pm at Mysteryscapes, 7309 W. 80th St., Overland Park, Ks. 66204. Phyllis Galley Westover’s writing has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and six anthologies.  She received Boulevard’s Fiction Award, and she was a finalist for the Iowa… Read more »

February 18th Reading @ JoCo Library

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Kansas City Voices is pleased to be a part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson reading series, hosted at the Johnson County Central Resource Library (87th street in Overland Park) From 7pm-8pm. Featuring readings by Annie Newcomer, Pat Daneman, and Teri Stettinisch. Sponsored by The Writers Place and Johnson County Public Library. Hope to see you there!

Meet the Staff–Editor Reading @ Uptown Arts Bar

This Friday, January 24th 2014, our editorial staff will each take 10 minutes to read their own work to you. If you’ve ever wondered who’s in charge of reading and accepting your submissions, here’s a chance to get to know them! Event takes place from 7-9pm at the Uptown Arts Bar (38th and Broadway, across from the theater) in Kansas… Read more »