Writers for Readers

Post Date: Wed, October 20, 2021

The Kansas City Public Library is continuing the second season of its popular online classes for beginning and intermediate-level writers interested in developing their writing skills. 

Post Date: Wed, January 12, 2022

The Kansas City Public Library is continuing the second season of its popular online classes for beginning and intermediate-level writers interested in developing their craft.
 

Post Date: Wed, November 4, 2020

The Kansas City Public Library continues its series of online writing classes developed for beginning and intermediate-level writers interested in developing their writing skills for personal reasons or to help advance their careers. Taught by graduate students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City MFA Program in Creative Writing program, classes are offered online via Zoom. RSVPs are required and space is limited; students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Post Date: Wed, September 23, 2020

The Kansas City Public Library is launching a series of online writing classes developed for beginning and intermediate-level writers interested in developing their writing skills for personal reasons or to help advance their careers. Taught by graduate students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City MFA Program in Creative Writing program, classes are offered online via Zoom. RSVPs are required and space is limited; students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Post Date: Wed, January 27, 2021

The Kansas City Public Library is launching the third installment in a continuing series of online classes for beginning and intermediate-level writers interested in developing their writing skills.

Post Date: Tue, February 8, 2022

The Kansas City-based Maya Angelou Book Award is open for submissions. Now in its second year, the award aims to honor Angelou’s legacy by selecting writers and works that show a similar commitment to social justice.

Post Date: Tue, September 13, 2022

The Kansas City Public Library’s online classes for beginning and intermediate-level writers return the week of September 26, 2022, with sessions on screenwriting and sharing personal stories. Taught by John Ingle and Thomas White – graduate students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City MFA Program in Creative Writing – the entire lineup will be offered online. RSVPs are required, and space is limited.
 

Post Date: Wed, October 27, 2021

The Kansas City Public Library and the University of Missouri-Kansas City named poet Threa Almontaser as the winner of the first annual Maya Angelou Book Award on October 20, 2021. She was honored for her debut collection, The Wild Fox of Yemen. The Library, UMKC, and five other Missouri universities established the national award, which recognizes literary merit, how a writer and their work reflect a commitment to social justice, and how the work “serves to enrich the diversity of American literature.”