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    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Writers Place at Nonprofit Village, 31 W 31st ST Kansas City MO 64108
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    THE WRITERS PLACE presents

    A Workshop IN Writing Fiction



    Mike Graves/fiction

    Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to noon

    Michael D. Graves created the character of Pete Stone as a memorial to his grandfather. The first and the third in the series were selected as Kansas Notable Books: To Leave a Shadow (2016) and All Hallows’ Shadows (2021). All Hallows’ Shadows was also the J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award winner by the Kansas Authors Club in 2020 and a silver medalist in the Midwest Book Awards in 2021. Mike’s writing has appeared in Cheap Detective Stories, Thorny Locust, Flint Hills Review, and elsewhere. He is an author of Green Bike, a group novel, along with Kevin Rabas and Tracy Million Simmons. He lives with his wife in Emporia, Kansas. They are both members of the Kansas Authors Club.


    THIS IS THE SECOND EVENT OF OUR 2024 BEGINNER WORKSHOP SERIES.

    Sat., July 27, 2024.

    10:00a.m. to noon.


    The Writers Place at Nonprofit Village
    31 W 31st ST, KCMO 64108 

    Park in front of the building or in the center lot of the Bank of America parking lot— not along the street side or west-edge side.

    Fees for each event: $40 members/$50 nonmembers/
    $30 current, full-time students.


    • 15 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd. Kansas City MO


    • 16 Aug 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Writers Place at Nonprofit Village, 31 W 31st ST, KCMO 64108









    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Writers Place at Nonprofit Village, 31 W 31st ST, Kansas City MO 64108


    • 7 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Writers Place, 31 W 31st ST, Kansas City MO 64108
    Register



    Mary Silwance / Writing the Other: Authentic Inclusivity

    Saturday, September 7, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to noon

    Mary Silwance is an Egyptian immigrant living in Kansas City and a mother of three daughters. She teaches adult EAL at Penn Valley, is a KCAI writing adjunct, and facilities workshops on writing as well as ecology for area organizations. Mary serves on the editorial teams of Whispering Prairie Press and Flying Ketchup Press, where, as Poetry-Editor-in-Residence, she conceptualized and was editor of, Of Our Own Accord, an anthology of women’s embodied experiences to be released summer of 2024. Mary published her first full-length collection of poetry, We Remember Ourselves, in 2024. You can find her publications, radio, and zoom presentations as well as workshop offerings on writing and ecology at https://www.marysilwance.com. Mary’s work focuses on how the personal and collective are intertwined and writes toward emancipation from within to create a lush future for all beings. 

    THIS IS THE Third EVENT OF OUR 2024 BEGINNER WORKSHOP SERIES.


    Park in front of the building or in the center lot of the Bank of America parking lot— not along the street side or west-edge side.


    Fees for each event: $40 members/$50 nonmembers/$30 current, full-time students.

    The Writers Place encourages your membership: https://thewritersplace.wildapricot.org/


    • 20 Sep 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Writers Place at Nonprofit Village, 31 W 31st ST, KCMO 64108

    Writers Place Reading Series featuring A. E. Hines, Lola Haskins --Paired Voices Celebration

    Additional information will be posted soon. 







    • 18 Oct 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Writers Place at Nonprofit Village, 31 W 31st ST, KCMO 64108

    Writers Place Reading Series featuring Terry Allen, Nancy Allen, Michael Hardy. 










Past events

20 Jul 2024 Exploring Ekphrastic Approaches
19 Jul 2024 The Writers Place presents a reading from In the Tempered Dark
13 Jul 2024 Loose Park Rose Garden Readings
29 Jun 2024 Margins and Memory: Documenting Family Histories
21 Jun 2024 Writers Place Reading Series featuring Justin Hamm, Frank Higgins, Jameelah Lang
15 Jun 2024 Write In! at the Writers Place
14 Jun 2024 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Maril Crabtree and Richard Newman
9 Jun 2024 Book Launch Fundraiser: Maril Crabtree releases Journey
6 Jun 2024 The Writers Place presents Poetry & Jazz Night featuring River Cow Orchestra
18 May 2024 Loose Park Rose Garden Readings
17 May 2024 Crystal Field Scholarship Reading (Theme: weather)
10 May 2024 Riverfront Reading Series: The Poetry of the Collaborators and Diversifiers
19 Apr 2024 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Kevin Prufer, John Gallaher, Hadara Bar-Nadav
14 Apr 2024 The Writers Place presents a Master Class in Poetry with Kevin Prufer
12 Apr 2024 Riverfront Reaing Series featuring Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Victoria Garton, and Jermaine Thompson
11 Apr 2024 The Writer Place presents Poetry and Jazz Night with the River Cow Orchestra
15 Mar 2024 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Rick Christiansen, Caroline Crew, Glenn North
8 Mar 2024 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Diane Silver, Sarah Worrel, and Anthony Procopio Ross
16 Feb 2024 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Greg Hack and Bob Walkenhorst
10 Feb 2024 Placing Words, Part 2: The Writers Place presents A Writer Six Pack
9 Feb 2024 Show Me State Missouri Journals: An AWP Offsite Reading
8 Feb 2024 Placing Words: The Writers Place presents Five Poets
19 Jan 2024 Writers Place Reading Series featuring Neil Shepard, Richard Allen Taylor, and Scot Young
8 Dec 2023 Riverfront Readings featuring Denise Low, Xanath Caraza, and Gloria Vando
27 Nov 2023 Open Mic Night
17 Nov 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series
12 Nov 2023 Riverfront Reading Series presents Feeling the Gap
3 Nov 2023 Day of the Dead Celebration
2 Nov 2023 Poetry and Jazz Night
29 Oct 2023 Queer Writers Reading OUT!
23 Oct 2023 Open Mic Night
21 Oct 2023 Rose Garden Readings
20 Oct 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Alarie Tennille, Wayne Courtois, Matt Mason
13 Oct 2023 Riverfront Readings Phil Miller Scholarship Reading & Open Mic
30 Sep 2023 The Writers Place presents A Beginner's Guide to Writing Travel Based Essays
29 Sep 2023 I-70 Review Magazine Release Party
25 Sep 2023 Open Mic Night
20 Sep 2023 The Writers Place Yearbook Readings
15 Sep 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Kundiman Reading with Hyejung Kook, et. al.
2 Sep 2023 Member Party and Silent Auction
28 Aug 2023 Open Mic Night
26 Aug 2023 The Writers Place presents a Workshop in Writing Children's Books
18 Aug 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Melissa Fite Johnson, Courtney LeBlanc, Marcus Myers
11 Aug 2023 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Beth Gulley and Marianne Kunkel
3 Aug 2023 The Writers Place presents River Cow Orchestra poetry and jazz night
26 Jul 2023 Hambingo for The Writers Place!
24 Jul 2023 Open Mic Night
22 Jul 2023 The Writers Place presents A Workshop in writing monologues and one minute plays
21 Jul 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Robert L. Dean, Jr., Sandra Marchetti, and Michael Harty
27 Jun 2023 The Writers Place Summer Boot Camp for Teens: I Don't Write Poetry, It Rights Me!
26 Jun 2023 Open Mic Night
16 Jun 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring William Trowbridge, John Moessner, Al Ortolani
9 Jun 2023 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Mary Silwance and Bob Sykora
22 May 2023 Open Mic Night
21 May 2023 The Writers Place presents a Book Release Reading featuring Robert Stewart and Catherine Browder
19 May 2023 The Writers Place Crystal Field Scholarship Reading
13 May 2023 2023 Rose Garden Reading
12 May 2023 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Tasha Haas, Gregg Ventello, Susan Carman
24 Apr 2023 Open Mic Night
21 Apr 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Jenny Molberg, Erin Adair-Hodges, Adam Vines
14 Apr 2023 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Patricia Cleary Miller and Trish Reeves
27 Mar 2023 Open Mic Night
26 Mar 2023 It's a Haiku Workshop/Party
25 Mar 2023 The Writers Place presents A Master Class in Nonfiction
17 Mar 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Steve Bridgens, Allison Funk, Amber Adams
10 Mar 2023 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Carl Bettis and James Benger
17 Feb 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Traci Brimhall, Michael Poage, Lola Haskins
10 Feb 2023 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Cheryl Unruh, Jim Hoy, William Sheldon
20 Jan 2023 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Allison Blevins, Pamela Brothers Denyes, and Victoria Garton
18 Dec 2022 Riverfront Holiday Open Mic
18 Nov 2022 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Polly Alice McCann, Michael Poage, and Catherine Anderson
11 Nov 2022 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Maryfrances Wagner and Greg Field
9 Nov 2022 "Writing for Children - Why and How Tips, Back Stories and Readings" featuring David L. Harrison
28 Oct 2022 Day of the Dead Celebration
22 Oct 2022 Rose Garden Reading
21 Oct 2022 TWP Reading Series featuring Rebecca Aronson, Brian Daldorph, and David Baker
13 Oct 2022 The Writers Place Poetry and Jazz Night
7 Oct 2022 The Writers Place presents Strategies by Silvia Kofler
23 Sep 2022 The Writers Place presents I-70 Reivew Magazine Release Party
16 Sep 2022 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Cameron Morse, J. Khan, and Annie Klier Newcomer
9 Sep 2022 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Hadara Bar-Nadau and Jermaine Thompson
2 Sep 2022 TWP Member Party
19 Aug 2022 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Joe Benevento, Michael Pritchett, and Phong Nguyen
12 Aug 2022 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Lynne Jensen Lampe and Steve Brisendine
30 Jul 2022 Book Release Event
15 Jul 2022 TWP Reading Series featuring Barbara Crocker, Jim Daniels, and Miles Waggener
13 Jul 2022 Hambingo for The Writers Place!
9 Jul 2022 Rose Garden Reading
7 Jul 2022 The Writers Place Poetry and Jazz Night featuring River Cow Orchestra
17 Jun 2022 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Steve Paul, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, and Debbie Theiss
10 Jun 2022 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Angela Carole Brown and Silvia Kofler
20 May 2022 The Crystal Field Open Mic Reading (Theme: Dreams
14 May 2022 Rose Garden Reading
13 May 2022 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Colleen Maynard, Annette Hope Billings, and Celest Oster
12 May 2022 2022 Celebration of the Muse honoring Robert Stewart
15 Apr 2022 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Denise Low and Andres Rodriguez
8 Apr 2022 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Robert L. Dean Jr., Cathleen Bascom, Tim Bascom
7 Apr 2022 TWP Improv & Jazz with the River Cow Orchestra
18 Mar 2022 TWP Reading Series featuring Rick Christiansen, Nettie Zan Powers, and Lee Ann Roripaugh
11 Mar 2022 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Carl Bettis, Stanley Barkan and William Wolak
18 Feb 2022 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Karen Craigo, Gary Lechliter, and Maija Devine
11 Feb 2022 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Jason Baldinger, Jason Ryberg, and Jeremy Gulley
29 Jan 2022 TWP Reading Series featuring A Harp in the Stars Anthology contributors
21 Jan 2022 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Daniel Biegelson, Gary Jackson, and Richard Newman
17 Dec 2021 Voices from the Writers Place
10 Dec 2021 Riverfront Reading Series featuring the adventures of Pat Lawson, Beth Gulley, and Phyllis Becker
2 Dec 2021 Westport Coffeehouse Theater
19 Nov 2021 TWP Reading Series featuring Alarie Tennille, Tina Hacker, Teresa Leggard
12 Nov 2021 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Steve Werkmeister and Matthew Schmeer
5 Nov 2021 Whispering Prairie Press Magazine Launch Party
5 Nov 2021 Kansas City Voices
29 Oct 2021 Day of the Dead Celebration
24 Oct 2021 A Tribute to Phil Miller & the Annual Scholarship Reading
23 Oct 2021 Rose Garden Reading
15 Oct 2021 TWP Reading Series featuring William Trowbridge, Jim Peterson, Shannon Ballam
9 Oct 2021 LGBTQ Reading
4 Oct 2021 Vino and Verse hosted by Sylvia Kofler (Riverfront Readings Series)
1 Oct 2021 1-70 Review Magazine Release Reading - A Zoom Event
25 Sep 2021 100 Thousand Poets for Change Open Mic
24 Sep 2021 1-70 Review Magazine Release Reading
17 Sep 2021 The Writers Place Reading featuring Kamilah Aisha Moon, Ron Koertge, Charles Harper Webb
10 Sep 2021 Riverfront Reading Series
20 Aug 2021 The Writers Place Reading Series featuring Robert L. Dean, Jr., Melissa Fite Johnson, and Jemshed Khan
18 Aug 2021 A Tribute to Conger Beasley, Jr.
13 Aug 2021 Vino and Verses in partnership with Riverfront Readings Series
16 Jul 2021 TWP Reading Series: The Shining Years, Poems about Aging
21 Jun 2021 Poetry Reading Circle
18 Jun 2021 The Writers Place presents Cate Browder, George Bilgere, and Saddiq Dzukogi
12 Jun 2021 Rose Garden Reading
11 Jun 2021 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Divya Ramesh, Chloe Wagner, and Michelle Pond
21 May 2021 The Crystal Field Open Mic Reading
17 May 2021 Poetry Reading Circle
14 May 2021 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Linda Rodriguez and Mary Troy
16 Apr 2021 The Writers Place presents Katie Manning, Wayne Miller, and Kevin Prufer
9 Apr 2021 Riverfront Reading Series: Featuring Lisa Bradford, Steve Bradbury, Xánath Caraza
19 Mar 2021 The Writers Place presents Walter Bargen, RM Kinder, and Catherine Pierce
12 Mar 2021 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Janet Banks, Gena Bardwell, and Stanley Banks
6 Mar 2021 Kansas City Poets: A Virtual AWP Offsite Event
4 Mar 2021 Missouri Lit Mags: A Virtual AWP Offsite Reading
19 Feb 2021 The Writers Place Presents The Nu Profit$ of P/O/E/T/I/C Di$shord
15 Feb 2021 Poetry Reading Circle
12 Feb 2021 Riverfront Reading Series featuring Gloria Vando and Anika Paris
15 Jan 2021 TWP Readers Series Featuring Pat Daneman, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, and Huascar Medina
11 Jan 2021 Poetry Reading Circle
14 Dec 2020 Poetry Reading Circle
13 Dec 2020 Riverfront Holiday Open Mic
4 Dec 2020 Riverfront Reading Series: Featuring Susan Whitmore and Denise Low
23 Nov 2020 Open Mic Night
20 Nov 2020 TWP Reading Series: Pat Lawson, Ruth Williams, Judith Fertig
16 Nov 2020 Poetry Reading Circle
13 Nov 2020 Riverfront Readings
6 Nov 2020 Day of the Dead Celebration
26 Oct 2020 Open Mic Night
25 Oct 2020 Phil Miller Scholarship Reading
19 Oct 2020 Poetry Reading Circle
16 Oct 2020 TWP Reading Series: Jocelyn Cullity, Robert Stewart, Lisa Stewart
11 Oct 2020 TWP Reading Series Annual LGBTQ Reading
9 Oct 2020 Riverfront Reading Series Featuring Maryfrances Wagner and Greg Field
2 Oct 2020 Writers Place Reader Series -Featuring Kathryn Nuernberger, John Gallaher, Rodney Gomez, Walter Bargen
28 Sep 2020 Open Mic Night
25 Sep 2020 1-70 2020 Release Party (via Zoom)
21 Sep 2020 Poetry Reading Circle
20 Sep 2020 TWP Recovery Reading
18 Sep 2020 TWP Reading Series Featuring Virginia Bracket, Traci Brimhall, John Peterson
11 Sep 2020 Riverfront Zoom Readings
4 Sep 2020 Worlds Beyond: Speculative Fiction Virtual Reading
24 Aug 2020 Open Mic Night
21 Aug 2020 TWP Reading Series: Zoom Event
17 Aug 2020 Poetry Reading Circle
14 Aug 2020 Riverfront Readings
13 Aug 2020 CANCELLED: Poetry + Jazz Improv with River Cow Orchestra
27 Jul 2020 Open Mic Night
23 Jul 2020 TWP Reading Series: Virtual Event
20 Jul 2020 Poetry Reading Circle
15 Jul 2020 TRIBE Your VIBE
22 Jun 2020 Open Mic Night
19 Jun 2020 The Writers Place Zoom Reading
17 Jun 2020 Riverfront Minis Virtual Reading Featuring Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas
6 Mar 2020 Worlds Beyond: Speculative Fiction Reading
29 Feb 2020 Digging with the Golden Shovel: A Poetry Workshop
24 Feb 2020 Open Mic Night
21 Feb 2020 TWP Reading Series
17 Feb 2020 Poetry Reading Circle
14 Feb 2020 Riverfront Readings
27 Jan 2020 Open Mic Night
20 Jan 2020 Poetry Reading Circle
18 Jan 2020 Little and Fierce: The Micro-Memoir
17 Jan 2020 TWP Reading Series
30 Dec 2019 Open Mic Night
16 Dec 2019 Poetry Reading Circle
15 Dec 2019 Riverfront Holiday Open Mic
25 Nov 2019 Open Mic Night
18 Nov 2019 Poetry Reading Circle
16 Nov 2019 The Rough Draft or Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? Or Both?
15 Nov 2019 TWP Reading Series
9 Nov 2019 Meet and Mingle and Help The Writers Place
8 Nov 2019 Riverfront Readings
28 Oct 2019 Open Mic Night
26 Oct 2019 (CANCELLED) Memoir and Memory: Writing Your Story
25 Oct 2019 Day of the Dead 2019
22 Oct 2019 (CANCELLED) Tighten Your Prose: The Economy of Words
21 Oct 2019 Poetry Reading Circle
19 Oct 2019 The Poem as Journey
18 Oct 2019 TWP Reading Series
13 Oct 2019 Haunted Words Open Mic benefit for the Philip Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund
10 Oct 2019 Westport Coffeehouse Theater
5 Oct 2019 Grace in 14 Lines: The Sonnet
4 Oct 2019 Meet and Mingle and Help The Writers Place
30 Sep 2019 Open Mic Night
27 Sep 2019 TWP Reading Series
21 Sep 2019 South Branch Library Reading
21 Sep 2019 Recovery Reading
21 Sep 2019 Ready, Set, Submit!
20 Sep 2019 TWP Reading Series
18 Sep 2019 Happy Hour at O'Dowd's
16 Sep 2019 Poetry Reading Circle
15 Sep 2019 Recovery Reading
13 Sep 2019 Riverfront Readings
26 Aug 2019 Open Mic Night
19 Aug 2019 Poetry Reading Circle
16 Aug 2019 TWP Reading Series
14 Aug 2019 Dining for Dollars at Blue Moose Bar & Grill
8 Aug 2019 Westport Coffeehouse Theater
29 Jul 2019 Open Mic Night
15 Jul 2019 Creative Writing Summer Camp
7 Jul 2019 Nonprofit Village Art Exhibit Hosted by The Writers Place
24 Jun 2019 Open Mic Night
21 Jun 2019 TWP Reading Series
17 Jun 2019 Poetry Reading Circle
14 Jun 2019 Riverfront Readings
1 Jun 2019 TWP Presents Writing Joy
20 May 2019 Poetry Reading Circle

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