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Find your story at the Heartland Book Festival

The Kansas City Public Library, Missouri Humanities, and the Missouri Center for the Book are partnering up to host the inaugural Heartland Book Festival.

Photo of the KCPL Central Branch Community Bookshelf

Experience hands-on literature at the iconic Central Library branch.

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Calling all book worms. The Kansas City Public Library, Missouri Humanities, and the Missouri Center for the Book are partnering up to host the inaugural Heartland Book Festival.

The fest is a weekend-long event featuring keynote speakers, activities, and learning opportunities for various ages and interest groups. Let’s turn the page and see what the festival has in store.

The details

When: Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Friday is at Folly Theater and Saturday is at the Central Library branch (14 W. 10th St.)
Price: Free admission

Run of show

An array of events are happening throughout the two-day fest, so we’re highlighting some of the can’t-miss happenings here:

Samantha Edwards: Comic Book Character Workshop | Saturday, Oct. 7 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Learn how to generate your own silly characters for all your future comic book ideas.

Intro to Tarot Reading | Saturday, Oct. 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Understand foundational history and tools to begin working with Tarot cards.

Telling Our Stories Writing Workshop | Saturday, Oct. 7 | Novice and experienced writers are welcome to explore how micro-memories can add up to tell a bigger story of one’s life, the people in it, and its experiences.

Other activities include:

See the full schedule.