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Lit On Grand - Sat Oct 15th, 11am - 4pm

LIT ON GRAND is a free-to-attend celebration of books and booze (and other good things, of course) at Afterword Tavern & Shelves in KC’s Crossroads neighborhood. The second annual LIT ON GRAND is a streetfest-style event and features 35+ Kansas City writers, poets, booksellers, artists, food vendors and small businesses. 


Support local literature and businesses, drink nice cocktails, enjoy tasty wine and read good books! 


2022 Kansas Book Festival
Annie Ward & Brooke Beyfuss - Murder, Mystery, and the Culpable Community
Saturday, Sept 24 @ 1pm

The 11th Annual Kansas Book Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus of Washburn University. The presenting authors will be inside the Mabee Library, and our vendors, entertainment, children’s activities and book signings will be set up outside the Library, on the lawn to the north side of the Library.


Suspense Author Annie Ward - Book Launch THE LYING CLUB
Saturday, May 14 @ 2pm

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

1515 SW 10th Ave,KS,66604

Annie Ward, author of Beautiful Bad, is back with a new twisty page-turner, The Lying Club. Join us in Claire's Courtyard for a chat and Q&A with Ward. Book signing to follow. Auditorium is rain plan.


Librarian Miranda Ericsson will facilitate this chat and Q&A with the author. Ask the author your questions about reading, writing and publishing.


Book Launch Party
Tuesday, March 22 @ 7pm

The Green Door Book Store & Gift Shoppe

7713 W 151st St, Overland Park, KS 66223

Bubbles, Bites and Books!

Come meet Annie Ward and join the cocktail party for her new book launch, THE LYING CLUB, from Park Row/HarperCollins.


Tuesday, March 22 at 7pm.

Tickets available through the store or at

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Local Author Event - Sat Dec 11th, 4 - 6pm

Grab an in-house coffee and some holiday gifts while chatting to some local authors, including:

Annie Ward

Jen Mann

Ashley Craft

Tom Williams

Eric T. Reynolds

Henry Cox

Garrett Griffin

And More!


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Lit On Grand - Sat Oct 9th, 11am - 5pm

Venture down to the corner of 19th and Grand Boulevard on Saturday October 9th from 11 am to ~5pm to meet and chat up local authors and publishers, browse used books, and connect with other friendly small businesses and organizations all while sipping a mighty fine cocktail or other adult beverage!

Highlighting and celebrating local Kansas City authors has been something we've prioritized since we first opened our doors. With LIT ON GRAND, a celebration of literature (and other good things), we hope to connect our city’s writers, poets, booksellers and entrepreneurs with all of us who call the Kansas City area home.

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