Saturday, October 14th
South Branch Library
3104 Strong Ave, Kansas City KS 66106
Fame plus refreshments. Can’t beat that!
The new Kansas poet laureate, Kevin Rabas, will be reading on Saturday, October 14, at 2 p.m. at South Branch Library in the Argentine area of Kansas City, KS. His reading will be followed by an open mic, so bring a poem to share if you like.
Kansas Poet Laureate (2017-2019) Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks and chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. He has nine books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner, and Songs for My Father: poems & stories. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and Rabas is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award. A life-long Kansan, Rabas grew up in Shawnee and attended KU (PhD), Goddard (MFA), K-State (MA), and UMKC (BA).
This event is jointly sponsored by the South Branch Library, the Riverfront Readings Committee and the Writers Place Program Committee.