Award-winning author Thomas E. Kennedy reads from his new novel

UMKC’s New Letters magazine hosts program on April 20

Award-winning author Thomas E. Kennedy will read from his new novel, “In the Company of Angels” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at Johnson County Library’s Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kan. Robert Stewart, editor of New Letters magazine, also will speak at this free event.

For more information about this event, visit or contact The Writer’s Place at (913) 495-9107.

Kennedy is a prolific author and frequent contributor to New Letters magazine – UMKC’s international magazine of writing and art. The magazine received the National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) for Kennedy’s essay, “I am Joe’s Prostate.” Kennedy also has won O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes for his short fiction. He lives in Denmark.

In addition to serving as editor of New Letters magazine, Stewart serves as editor of “New Letters on the Air,” a nationally syndicated literary radio program, and BkMk Press at UMKC, where he also teaches writing, magazine nonfiction writing and magazine editing. He has written several books, including “Outside Language: Essays” and “Plumbers”. His poem, “Fighting Chuck Berry,” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

New Letters is available by subscription for $22 per year (four issues). Call (816) 235-1168 or email to order.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

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