Readings for 2010 - 2011
October 20th, Wednesday, A Reading by Fiction Writer Kevin Wilson, Gallery 210, UMSL, 44 E. Drive, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121. At 7 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Contact: 314-516-5590. Kevin Wilson is the author of the collectionTunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and a 2009 Shirley Jackson Award. His stories have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, One Story, and elsewhere. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his son, Griff.
November 8, Local fiction writer, editor of Boulevard, Professor at SLU, five time Pushcart winner, will read from his 5th novel for the Noon Series, 12:15 JC Penney room 222.
November 15th, Monday, at Duffs. Mary Troy will be reading from her novel Beauties along with alum Ryan Stone, who will be reading from his first book of short stories. 7 pm, cost $5.00, $4.00 with student ID
December 10th, Friday, A Reading by Graduating MFA Fiction Writers, in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater of the Touhill Performing Arts Center, UMSL, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63121, 7:00-10:00 PM. Part reading and part celebration of these 4 writers who will graduate in December-- Matt Bell, Gianna Jacobson, Patrick Harned, and Leeli Davidson. Cash bar, lots of food. This event is free and open to the public. Contact 314-771-7391.
Dec 16, Thursday, Mary Troy will be reading from Beauties at the Regional Arts Commission in The Loop. 7:30.
Friday, February 11, A Panel Discussion with Publishers. University of Missouri--St. Louis, room 200 in Lucas Hall. One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121. 6 PM. The UMSL MFA Program presents a panel of publishers from independent presses that specialize in books of literary fiction and poetry. Alex Schwartz from Switch Grass, Ben Furnish from BkMk, and Jon Tribble from Crab Orchard will discuss and answer questions about what they look for in manuscripts, how to submit, what to expect, and more. Free and open to the public. Call 516-6845 for more information.
Eric Pankey, Wednesday, March 16th, 7 PM, Gallery 210. Free and open to the public, sponsored by the UMSL MFA Program, the Center for the Humanities, and the law firm of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides & Barnerd LLC
Eric Pankey is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently THE PEAR AS ONE EXAMPLE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1984-2008. His work has been awarded numerous honors, including fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches in the MFA program at George Mason University, where he is Professor of English and the Heritage Chair in Writing.
May 13, Friday, MFA graduate student reading, featuring Brit Blasingame, Ron Austin, Anna Eggemeyer, and Kim Mailes. 7 PM, finger foods and cash bar. Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center.