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Meet the Readers – November Edition

The next reading is on November 17, 2016, doors at 7 PM, at the Stone Spiral Gallery in Maplewood.

We’re so thrilled to be wrapping up our 2016 schedule with November’s readers, Ryan Krull and Jennifer Goldring:

Ryan Krull‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Third Coast, The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Rail, Hobart online, Words in Light and Whiskey Island. He teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and can be found on Twitter @RyanWKrull.

Check out some of Ryan’s prose here: A short short story and an essay on St. Louis’ own Carl Phillips.

Jennifer Goldring is a writer, photographer, and editor in St. Louis. She has an MFA in creative writing and a BA in economics.  When she isn’t writing, taking photos, or hanging out with her two children she is Managing Editor for december magazine. Her poetry can be found in ALIVE Magazine, Architrave, Tar River Poetry and other publications. Her photography can be found at www.junipertreestudio.com.

 

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Meet the Readers – February Edition

We are so very excited to be bringing Nicky Rainey and Christopher Alex Chablé to the series to kick off the second half of our season.

Nicky Rainey co-organizes the St. Louis Small Press Expo and co-DJs 88.1 KDHX’s literary radio program, Literature for the Halibut. She represented St. Louis in the National Poetry Slam 2009. She lives in Dogtown.
Christopher Alex Chablé graduated with an MFA from the University of Missouri, Saint
Louis. His work has most recently appeared in San Pedro River Review and Sunset Liminal.
See you Tuesday, 2/2, 7-9 PM, at Stone Spiral Gallery for a fantastic evening.

Meet the Readers – November Edition

The last reading of 2015 is right around the corner (don’t worry–there’ll be plenty next year).

We’re thrilled to bring you Michaella A. Thornton and Steven D. Schroeder on Tuesday, 11/3. You’ll find us soaking up their work from 7:30-9 PM in the gallery at Stone Spiral.

Michaella A. Thornton lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she teaches first-year composition and creative writing. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona and an O.O. McIntyre Postgraduate Writing Fellowship from the Missouri School of Journalism. Her essays and short stories have appeared, or are forthcoming, most recently in The Southeast Review, Creative Nonfiction, Words Matter: Writing to Make A Difference (University of Missouri Press), and elsewhere. Kella is a fan of boozy baking, badassery, and books.You can hear why she loves language here, and her website is michaellathornton.com.

Steven D. Schroeder’s second book, The Royal Nonesuch (Spark Wheel Press, 2013), won the 2014 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University. His poetry is available from New England Review, Pleiades, and Barrow Street, among others. He serves as a board member and contributing editor for River Styx magazine, co-directs the River Styx Reading Series, and works as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer.

Take our advice: Don’t miss this.

It’s Official – 2015-16 Fall Readers

We’ve at last confirmed our schedule for this fall. All readings will be at the Stone Spiral Gallery from 7:30-9:00 PM.

Our Prose/Poem readers are:

9/15: Brigitte Leschhorn/Cheeraz Gormon

10/6: Ron A. Austin/Kelli Allen

11/3: Michaella Thornton/Steven D. Schroeder

We can’t wait to see you there!!!

Poets and Writers: The Night Is Young, but the Deadline Approaches

There’s still time to send in your response pieces for the Eve Jones reading on Monday night. So, sit right down and that poem or short-short you’ve been working on before you head out for your Saturday night activities, you minx!

E-mail your response piece to sarahkuntzjones at gmail dot com.

 

Stefene Russell’s Inferna Book Trailer

*Edited 4.24.14 to include attribution for the trailer.

Check out Kevin Belford’s trailer for Stefene Russell’s 2013 chapbook Inferna, and come hear her in person next week at Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios with writer Elva Maxine Beach.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7-9 PM – Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios, 2500 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, MO 63143.

Invitation for Art

As you may be aware, we had a call for art in response to Eve Jones’s poems that closed on 4.19.14 so that we could open a call for poems and short-short stories in response to the artwork. We’re delighted with the pieces that were submitted and would like to thank:

Andi Kozak – sassyandi.com

Mark Swain – markswainarts.blogspot.com

Daryl Tegtmeier

Now that phase II (the call for literary submissions) is underway, we would like to invite anyone still interested to submit their artwork in response to Eve Jones’s poems. These submissions will still be displayed at the event on May 12, but they will not be included in the writers’ responses.

Send work via e-mail to sarahkuntzjones at gmail dot com by 11:59 PM on 5.10.14.

Call for Poems and Short-Short Stories – Due 5.10.14

The call for art in response to Eve Jones’s poems has closed, and here are the results. Thanks to Andi Kozak, Mark Swain, and Daryl Tegtmeier for their contributions to this project.

Poets and writers: Take a gander at the posted work, and respond to one or more of them in a poem or short-short (flash) story. We will accept up to five poems per submission or two flash fiction pieces of 500 or fewer words.

Submit your work (in DOCX, DOC, or RTF) with a cover letter to sarahkuntzjones at gmail dot com by 11:59 PM on Saturday, 5.10.14.

Accepted submissions will be part of the reading event with Eve Jones on 5.12.14 at the Mud House, 2101 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO, 63118.