Writers for Readers

Presented by Literacy Kansas City, UMKC’s MFA Program in Creative & Media Arts, and the Kansas City Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch (14 W 10th Street)

The inaugural Writers for Readers event will celebrate the power of expression through creative writing and reading, with a program featuring acclaimed authors Edmund White and Michael Carroll. Edmund White will be speaking about Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris, which describes his 15-year sojourn as an expatriate in the City of Lights. He will appear with his husband, the writer Michael Carroll, whose short story collection Little Reef won the Sue Kaufman Prize for first fiction in 2015. Click to listen to a joint interview of White and Carroll on KCRW, Santa Monica Public Radio.

Proceeds benefit Writers for Readers, a collaborative partnership between Literacy Kansas City and UMKC’s Creative Writing Program. This innovative program will employ Creative Writing graduate students to create, implement, and teach creative writing to teens and adults enrolled in Literacy Kansas City’s Ticket to Read programs throughout the metro.

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