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Tomorrow, Friday April 26th is the start of the Annual Greater St. Louis Book Fair. This charity event benefits everyone. It's a great place to stock up on books both old and new while helping Educational and Literacy Programs. The fair is held at Macy's in West County Center. Go to this link for the details.
Friday, April 27
Walter Bargen and Howards Schwartz are scheduled to read at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, MO. Tickets are $5 and will be for sale at the entrance. A cash bar will also be available. Author meet and greet, plus a book signing will follow the readings. 7pm, Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Street, 255-0270.
The 17Annual Summer Writers Institute at Washington University will be offered July 13-21, 2012. The SWI brings together prominent St. Louis writers as instructors and students from across the country. The SWI provides a rigorous, enlightening experience, both inside the workshop and at our extracurricular craft talks and readings. This year the SWI features a number of exciting new changes: first is our compressed format. Evening workshops will meet intensively for eight days and include creative nonfiction, sudden fiction and prose poetry, fiction, and screenwriting. Weekends will be devoted to daylong seminars, where local authors and experts will lecture on various craft subjects. As always our workshops will be taught by professional, published writers, experts in their fields. SWI will also, as always, feature one-on-one critiques, faculty readings, and an open mic. Sections will be kept small to facilitate discussion and are for-credit only. Registration begins March 28, 2012. For more information, please contact University College, 314-935-6720, or visit our webpage: ucollege.wustl.edu/swi
The 2012 New Letters Literary Awards. New Letters magazine invites you to submit a short story, an essay, or 3-6 poems to the 2012 New Letters Literary Awards. Deadline: May 18, 2012. For guidelines, visit www.newletters.org, or send an S.A.S.E. to Ashley Kaine, Contest Coordinator, New Letters, University House/ UMKC, 5101 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.