Back to All Events


  • The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)

This year’s annual Recovery Reading will feature Josh Mohr, author of the acclaimed addiction recovery memoir Sirens (2017), followed by an Open Mic emceed by Charles Ferruzza.  Writers impacted by substance use disorder and recovery are invited to read their work. All individuals affected by their own or a loved one’s experiences are welcome to participate by reading from their poetry, fiction, memoir or other writing. This year’s event is a Tri-partnership with The Writers Place, First Call, and Johnson County Library. 

Joshua Mohr is the author of the memoir Sirens (2017), as well as five novels including Damascus, which The New York Times called "Beat-poet cool." He’s also written Fight Song and Some Things that Meant the World to Me, one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, as well as Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice in The New York Times.  His novel All This Life won the Northern California Book Award. He is the founder of Decant Editorial.

Earlier Event: September 14