5 Places to find feedback in Kansas City

Writing can be a severely isolating activity, but writers need feedback. It’s basically miracle-grow for your work. Regular attendance at workshops and writers groups doesn’t just help writers meet other writers. It helps writers meet editors, literary agents, and even publishers. Without further delay, here are five places in Kansas City to help you find some feedback:

1. The Writers Place

Located in the historic Valentine District, the Writers Place functions as a literary community center. They host several events and workshops each month for poets, storytellers, and even improv groups for Kansa City writers.

2. The Kansas City Writers Meetup Group

This meetup group host several weekly and bi-weekly critique circles for Kansas City authors to receive feedback on their work. They also host monthly meetings with publishers, agents, and bestselling authors.

3. The Uptown Arts Bar

In the heart of Midtown, UAB hosts comedy open mics every Monday, poetry open mics every Wednesday, with poetry and storytelling workshops scattered throughout each month.

4. The Story Center at MPCL

A branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, the Story Center offers regular workshops and meet-ups for writers and storytellers. They also host panel discussions and showcases from successful authors across several genres.

5. The UMKC Writing Studio

Though it’s located on the UMKC Campus, the Writing Studio’s services are available to community members free of charge. One-on-one consultations are available in 25 or 50-minute blocks.  Non-UMKC students must call to book an appointment.

By tvoutiritsas

I’m a writer. I live for fresh, creative, relevant, human-centric content. I currently work at Andrews McMeel Universal, where I write content for digital products. I’m also a co-creator of The Semi-prose project, an incubator and archive of creative writing. On the side, I review manuscripts for authors and screenwriters, and I run a personal blog for my own sanity. In a past life, I worked as a writing consultant and an editorial assistant at New Letters Magazine and The American Educational History Journal. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.A. in English Language and Rhetoric, and a minor in Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing. I know that’s a mouthful. In short, I’m an unapologetic word nerd.

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