Public Events


Panel and Reception: Poetry and Its Futures

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Time: 4:00-6:30 PM CST

Location: The Commons, KU Campus

An opening panel of distinguished poets and literary scholars will forecast probable trajectories for poetry in the 21st century. Panelists include Kevin Young (Emory University), Frank X Walker (University of Kentucky), Lauri Ramey (California State University), Megan Kaminski (KU English), Stephanie Fitzgerald (KU English) and moderator Joanne Gabbin (James Madison University). The panel will be followed by a reception and book signing. Selected titles by the panelists will be available for purchase.

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Poetry Reading Featuring Kevin Young

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM CST

Location: Black Archives of Mid-America, 1722 E. 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108

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Taproom Poetry Series Featuring William J. Harris and Evie Shockley

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM CST

Location: Eighth Street Taproom, 801 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS 66044

The Taproom Poetry Series has been bringing fabulous poets to the Eighth Street Taproom in Lawrence, Kansas, since 2011.

Poetry Reading Featuring Harryette Mullen and Meta DuEwa Jones

Date: Sunday, July 30, 2015

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM CST

Location: The Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044