The following colloquium opportunities are at the University of Missouri-St. Louis:
Friday, February 11, 6 pm, Lucas Hall 200--The UMSL MFA Program presents a panel of publishers from independent presses that specialize in books of literary fiction and poetry. Alex Schwartz from Switch Grass, Ben Furnish from BkMk, and Jon Tribble from Crab Orchard will discuss and answer questions about what they look for in manuscripts, how to submit, what to expect, and more. Free and open to the public. Call 516-6845 for more information.
Wednesday, March 16th, 7 PM, Gallery 210. Eric Pankey. Free and open to the public, sponsored by the UMSL MFA Program, the Center for the Humanities, and the law firm of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides & Barnerd LLC. Eric Pankey is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently THE PEAR AS ONE EXAMPLE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1984-2008. His work has been awarded numerous honors, including fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the arts.