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2nd Anniversary Party – 5/3/16

Another season is in the books and we’re ready to celebrate this literary community! Won’t you join us?

Prose|Poem’s second season readers–Brigitte Leschhorn, Ron Austin, Kelli Allen, Michaella Thornton, Steven Schroeder, Mark Shaw, Dwight Bitikofer, Daniel Musgrave, and a mystery guest–will be sharing some more of their work with us.

It’s not a party without snacks and drinks, so we’ll be providing some tasty eats and beer, wine, coffee, tea, and other non-alcoholic options. (Stone Spiral’s full menu and espresso drinks will be available for purchase, too.)

In short: Come out for an evening of food, fun, and words, in the name of creativity and community!

See you there: Tuesday, 5/3, 7-9 PM, Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios, 2500 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, MO 63143

Meet the Readers – March Edition

Next Tuesday, March 24, we’re thrilled to bring you writer Angela Hamilton and poet Jazzy Danziger. It’s going to be great–you should come and see for yourselves.

Angela Hamilton is an associate professor of English at St. Louis Community College and has taught for the American Culture and Literature department at Fatih University in Istanbul (2007-09).  Angela has published on Turkish literature and has traveled extensively in eastern Turkey. In 2012, her project “The Middle East in the Midwest” was awarded a Missouri Humanities Council grant. This funded Meramec’s participation in the Connect Program, an online intercultural project that brings together university students from the West and the Middle East to talk about difficult subjects we face in a post-9/11 world. STLCC was the first community college in the U.S. and the first higher education institution in Missouri to be a part of the program. During the 2013-14 academic year, Angela served as a Fulbright Scholar and taught M.A. courses in world literature and literature of resistance at the University of Jordan in Amman. Her essays on these experiences have appeared in The Southeast Review, Quarterly West, The MacGuffin, and other places.

Jazzy Danziger’s debut collection, Darkroom (University of Wisconsin Press), was the winner of the 2012 Brittingham Prize in Poetry. Danziger studied at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns/Poe-Faulkner Fellow in poetry and the editor of Meridian. She has served as series editor for the Best New Poets anthology since 2011. She lives and works in St. Louis.

These two talents will read in this month’s installment of Prose|Poem at the Stone Spiral Gallery, 2506 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, MO 63143. Tuesday, March 24, 7-9 PM.

Up Next: The Second Half of the 2014-15 Season

Happy New Year!

While we don’t have any snow, we are preparing for a brutally cold Wednesday. Perhaps this will warm you up.

We’re pleased to announce the lineup for the remainder of this season:

  • Tuesday, February 17 – Justin Phillip Reed and Travis Mossotti
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Angela Hamilton and Jazzy Danziger
  • Tuesday, April 21 – Leigh Kolb and Ben Moeller-Gaa

The readings will be at the Stone Spiral Gallery in Maplewood. Details and bios forthcoming.