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Meet the Readers – October Edition

October is here, and the calendar is filling up with apple picking, beer festivals, and Halloween parties. So, don’t forget about us in the mix!

Put us down for Thursday, October 20, 7-9 PM, at Stone Spiral Gallery. We’re so happy to be bringing you Bryan Castille and Lizzy Petersen this round.

Bryan Castille earned his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he won the John C. Schupes Prize for Excellence in Fiction. You can read his fiction in Prairie Schooner, PRISM International, Jonathan: A Journal of Gay Men’s Fiction, New South, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Tin House, Lambda Literary, the New York State Summer Writers’ Institute, and the Upernavik Artists’ Refugium in Upernavik, Greenland. Currently, he teaches composition and rhetoric at St. Louis University and at St. Louis Community College–Meramec and is writing his first novel.

Lizzy Petersen served as the Managing Editor at River Styx for 2 years and now works as the Grant and Outreach Manager. She teaches at Fontbonne University. Previously, she worked as the Poetry Co-Editor of Sycamore Review at Purdue University, where she received her MFA in Poetry. Her work is forthcoming in RHINO and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Find some of here poems here.

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Fall Schedule – 2016

We missed you this summer. But we’re back with another fantastic season in the works.* In the meantime, save some dates:

  • Thursday, September 15 – Angela Mitchell and Jen Tappenden
  • Thursday, October 20 – Bryan Castille and Lizzy Peterson
  • Thursday, November 17 – Ryan Krull and Jennifer Goldring

All reading events will be at the Stone Spiral Gallery, 2506 Sutton Blvd., from 7-9 PM. Doors to the gallery will open at 7. Stop by beforehand and grab a bite and a drink at the Stone Spiral.

We look forward to seeing your lovely faces soon. 

*Lineup updated on 9/13.

Coming Soon!

Prose|Poem is a 3-part event showcasing St. Louis’s literary talent by featuring a prose writer and a poet.

Each occurrence will go something like this:

1: The poet and writer interact in a series of brief readings.
2: The poet and writer read from each other’s work.
3: The audience participates in a creative contest, such as a 25-word story contest, Mad Libs, trivia game… Something along those lines.

In short, this will be a good time.

Upcoming events at Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios:

Tuesday, 4/29, 7-9 PM – Readers: TBA
Tuesday, 5/20, 7-9 PM – Readers: TBA