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The William H. Hickok Reading Series: Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera

  • Kansas City Public Library Central Branch 14 West 10 Street Kansas City, MO, 64105 United States (map)

The Writers Place is pleased to announce the inaugural event in the series honoring our late co-founder, Bill Hickok. His legacy will continue with this public reading by the 2015-2016  Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera. 

Public reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a reading at 6.30 p.m. The event will be held at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. There is no charge for the event, but registration is required. 

Read more about Mr. Herrera at the Library of Congress. Watch our weekly email and for details as plans unfold. There will be a number of events in advance of his visit, where we will explore themes of his work. 

"Waking up is the biggest thing. I'm a political poet - let us say a human poet, a poet that's concerned with the plight of people who suffer. If words can be of assistance, then that's what I'm going to use." -Juan Felipe Herrera

Special funding for the 2016 William H. Hickok Series has been provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Ramon Murguia, Kansas City Southern, Latino Writers Collective, UMKC, and Gloria Vando Hickok on behalf of the N.W. Dible Foundation.

Reservations required. Click here to reserve your spot.