- Friday, October 2, 2009 - 7 pm - Poet Richard Newman will read from his new book Domestic Fugues (Steel Toe Books, 2009). The reading at the Writers Place - 3607 Pennsylvania -Kansas City, Missouri.
- Saturday, October 3, 2009 – 1pm - African American poet Kimberly Britton reads from newly published work. Kansas City Public Library, Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.
- Wednesday October 7, 2009 – Noon - WORKSHOP @ THE LANDON CENTER ON AGING -3599 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, Kansas. Free to those 55 and older. "Improve Your Mental Health Through Writing" will be taught by Maril Crabtree. Call 913-588-3094 to register.
- Friday, October 9, 2009 – 8 pm - Pamela Garvey and Carl Bettis Riverfront reading series at the Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Missouri
- Friday, October 9, 2009 –6:30 – 8:00 pm - Art Walk Poetry featuring Glenn North at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas.
- Wednesday, October 12, 2009 5:30 pm - Billy Collins, Former United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins reads at Kansas State University, K-State Alumni Center Ballroom, Manhattan, Kansas. Contact Elizabeth Dodd, Department of English for details. Tele:785-532-6716.
- Friday, October 16, 2009 – 7 pm - Caryn Mirriam Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate - reads at Border's Books, 91st & Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas – contact Border's @ 913-642-3642.
- Sunday, October 18, 2009 8 pm - MAIN STREET RAG
Hosted by Shawn Pavey with poet Christina Pacosz reading. Writers Place - 3607 Pennsylvania -Kansas City, Missouri.
- Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7 pm - Poets Brian Daldorph and Bill Bauer at Writers Place Poetry Reading Series @ THE JOHNSON COUNTY LIBRARY - 9875 W. 87th, Overland Park, Kansas.
- Thursday, October 22, 2009 Reception 6 pm & reading 7 pm - Robert Pinsky guest of the Midwest Poets Series. Poet laureate of the United States from 1997-2000; Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kansas City, Mo. Admission to Midwest Poets Series is $3. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
- Monday, October 26, 2009 - 8:00 pm Wriiters Place Open Mic
Hosted by Sharon Eiker - Writers Place - 3607 Pennsylvania -Kansas City, Missouri.
- Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
The Art of Poetry - This workshop is intended for beginners and others interested in hearing, writing, talking about, and understanding the beauty of poetry. Writers Place - 3607 Pennsylvania -Kansas City, Missouri.
Special Exhibits - Keltie Ferris: Man Eaters At Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art- October 23, 2009–February 13, 2010
Keltie Ferris is a post digital painter, employing formalist strategies and materials—oil, acrylic, sprayed paint, and oil pastel—to create enigmatic and visually seductive abstractions.
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art - American Art on Paper: Impressions of the Southwest and Mexico October 14, 2009— April 11, 2010