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2010 Meramec Writing Festival Runs April 6-7

March 31, 2010

For over twenty years, the Meramec campus has hosted the Writing Festival on a biennial basis. The Festival features locally and nationally recognized writers and scholars. This year’s keynote speaker/writer is Stephen Kuusisto, author of Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and the acclaimed memoir Planet of the Blind, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.”

Admission to all of the following events is free.
For more information, call 314-984-7543.

Tuesday, April 6

Literary Walk
8-9:15 a.m.
Library Breezeway

Shaving My Mother
Creative Nonfiction Reading by Kathleen Finneran
9:30–10:45 a.m.
Student Center 200

The Tumbling Box
A Poetry Reading by Allison Funk
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Library Confluence Room

House On Mango Street
A Student-Led Book Discussion
12:30–1:45 p.m.
Student Center 200

Fredric Rissover Award
Performance of the Winning One-Act Play: The Trial of Ms. Emma Brody
by Dennis Corcoran
2–3:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre 112

Poetry Workshop with Stephen Kuusisto
6–8:45 p.m.
Social Science Bldg. 109


Wednesday, April 7

Writing in Health Care
A Panel Discussion of Public Relations and Marketing Experts led by Cynthia McCafferty
9–9:50 a.m.
Student Center 201

Taking Care
Readings by Meramec Students
10– 10:50 a.m.
Library Confluence Room

Homage to the Ink Stained Wretch
Readings in Nonfiction by Stephen Kuusisto
11–11:50 a.m.
Student Center 201

Are We Feeling Better Yet?: Women Speak About Health Care in America
Anne Earney and Colleen McKee
12–12:50 p.m.
Library Confluence Room

Blindness Isn’t Black
A Reading by Writers with Disabilities
1–1:50 p.m.
Student Center 201

Currents Reception
2–3:30 p.m.
Library Confluence Room