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    While onstage at the Kansas City Public Library, Stewart O'Nan discusses how he gave up engineering for the writing life and reads from his recent novel, West of Sunset.


    New stories from PEN/Faulkner finalist Lorraine M. López


    New Letters Literary Award Winners and Judges Announced!

    See the list of winners and judges here.

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    Kansas City Literary Events

    Shannon Pufahl

    Lawrence, Kan.
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Paul Hendrickson

    Wichita, Kan.
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    K.W. Peery & Bruce McLain

    Overland Park, Kan.
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019


    Kansas City Public Library Announces Kids and Teens eReading Rooms

    The KCPL has digitized the concept of physical reading rooms by creating individual, specialized eReading Rooms of ebooks and audiobooks for children and teenagers.

    UMKC's New Letters Ranks Among the Top Literary Journals in the United States

    New Letters continues its standing as among the most highly regarded journals for discovering, publishing, and promoting the best new fiction, poetry, and essays. 


    Individual Issues of New Letters Magazine

    To order an individual issue of New Letters magazine, please call 816-235-1169.