Month: November 2014

Tonight! Fred Venturini and Jason Braun

The last Prose|Poem reading of 2014 is tonight, 7-9 PM, at the Stone Spiral in Maplewood.

We have had a modest beginning to our reading series with our April, May, and October readings, but we could not be any more thrilled with the community support for or the writers’ camaraderie and generosity in participating in these interactive events. In 2015, we hope to bring you six reading events, as well as a special project or two. Stick with us to see how we continue to support and encourage St. Louis’s literary community to keep doing what they do.

Doing what they do, Fred and Jason’s reading tonight promises to be a great farewell to this year’s series. We hope you join us–it’ll be a cozy, entertaining, and inspiring evening.

Meet the Readers (November Edition)

We’re excited for what 11/18’s reading event will bring, featuring two of Illinois’s finest:

Fred Venturini

He lives in Southern Illinois with his wife, Krissy, and their precocious two-year-old, Noelle. His first novel, The Heart Does Not Grow Back, is forthcoming from Picador in fall 2014.

Jason Braun

“Jason Braun currently teaches English at Western Illinois University. He’s the director of the Online Writing Center at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He hosts “Literature for the Halibut” a weekly hour-long literary program on KDHX 88.1.

He has published fiction, poetry, reported or been featured in The Riverfont Times, Prime Number,, Big Bridge, The Evergreen Review, SOFTBLOW, The Nashville City Paper, Eunoia Review,Star*Line, Mobius, Camel Saloon, Front Porch Review, Jane Freidman’s blog, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many more.”