To celebrate National Poetry Month, 41 Action News will feature a different local poet every weekday. Check back here throughout the month for new stories and performances from local artists. 

Check the bottom of this page for a list of local poetry events.

Poetry Events in Kansas City

Soul Sessions

  • 7 p.m. every Monday
  • KC Juke House
  • 1700 E. 18th Street
  • Kansas City, MO

Tones & Vibes

  • 8 p.m. every Tuesday
  • Jambo Bar & Grill
  • 9922 Holmes Road
  • Kansas City, MO

*Poetic Underground

  • 9 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Uptown Arts Bar
  • 3611 Broadway
  • Kansas City, MO

*Community Writing and Performance Workshop

  • 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday
  • Uptown Arts Bar
  • 3611 Broadway
  • Kansas City, MO

*Souls of Poetic Expression Open Mic

  • 7 p.m. every first Thursday
  • Pete’s Place
  • 12044 Blueridge Blvd.
  • Grandview, MO

For The Win Slam

  • 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday
  • The Writers Place
  • 3607 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Kansas City, MO

Lenexa Sunflower Slam

  • 5 p.m. every 2nd Saturday 
  • Lenexa City Hall
  • 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy
  • Lenexa, KS

*Free admission