October Maple

Meet the Readers – October Edition!

Tuesday, October 6, 7:30-9 PM at Stone Spiral Gallery

Quick on the heels of the first of the season’s readings, we are bringing you a fantastic evening with Ron A. Austin and Kelli Allen.

Ron A. Austin holds a MFA from the University of Missouri St. Louis, has served as a contributing editor at River Styx, and currently serves as a senior editor for December.

His stories have been placed in Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, The Masters Review, Midwestern Gothic, Natural Bridge, December, Gulf Stream, Drafthorse, and other journals.

He teaches Creative Writing at the Pierre Laclede Honors College while completing his first collection of short stories: Avery Colt Is A Snake, A Thief, A Liar. He resides in his hometown of St. Louis with his wife, Jennie, and their dog, Carmen.

Kelli Allen’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the US and internationally. She is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and has won awards for her poetry, prose, and scholarly work. She served as Managing Editor of Natural Bridge, is the current Poetry Editor for The Lindenwood Review, and holds an MFA from the University of Missouri St. Louis. She is the director of the River Styx Hungry Young Poets Series and founded the Graduate Writers Reading Series for UMSL. She is currently a Professor of Humanities and Creative Writing at Lindenwood University and teaches for The Pierre Laclede Honors College at UMSL. Her full-length poetry collection, Otherwise, Soft White Ash, arrived from John Gosslee Books in 2012 and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Flip to page 46 in issue no. 4 of The Inflectionist Review to find an interview with Kelli and some of her newer work, featured as the issue’s distinguished poet.

Then mark your calendars and plan on bringing yourselves down for some good stuff–stories, poems, coffee, beer, wine, snacks! We’ve got it all!

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