The four-day HEAR Now Festival, the audio equivalent of a film festival, returns to Kansas City to celebrate storytelling in all forms. Four award-winning narrators sit down to read from the works of their favorite authors in A Story Well Told: Celebrating the Human Voice.
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the witty romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
American politics, and democracy itself, are seemingly in crisis amid today’s hyper-partisanship, legislative gridlock, and growing public distrust of government. The Library, in partnership with the public policy nonprofit Consensus, examines that dysfunction and how to address it in a frank panel discussion.
Wander the highways and byways of eastern Kansas and western Missouri, from the Flint Hills to the Ozarks, and you’ll almost inevitably come across one—or several—of the region’s many breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Author Pete Dulin maps out more than 150 of them in his book Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries Across the Heart of Kansas and Missouri.