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Saint Louis Literary Consortium and the Tradition of Literary Excellence Award
5th Floor of the University City City Hall Building
ST LOUIS, MO
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Friday Oct 27, 2017 7:00 PM - Friday Oct 27, 2017 10:00 PM | $25.00







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Saint Louis Literary Consortium and the Tradition of Literary Excellence Award
The 2017 Tradition of Literary Excellence Award will be presented to poet, educator and literary advocate, Michael Castro. The award presentation, followed by reception and live music, occurs on October 27 from 7-9 pm at University City's city hall.

Past recipients include author William Gass, poet Jane O. Wayne, and author Patricia McKissack. The Tradition of Literary Excellence Award, to be conferred annually, was created and is funded by the Municipal Commission on Arts & Letters of University City, to honor the work of a living local author whose literary achievement has won national and international acclaim and, in so doing, has contributed to the distinction of the St. Louis area, upholding its tradition as a center of literary excellence.

For Immediate Release      
Contact:  Winnie Sullivan or
           Nancy Hughes
           (314) 447-3888

Michael Castro to Receive Literary Award

St. Louis (October 2017)   Michael Castro has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Tradition of  Literary Excellence Award. The award, which was created in 2014, funded by the Municipal Commission of Arts & Letters of University City, and conferred by the Saint Louis Literary Consortium is given to honor the work of a living local author whose literary achievement has won national and international acclaim and, in so doing, has contributed to the distinction of the St. Louis area, upholding its tradition as a center of literary excellence.
Castro, called a legend in St. Louis poetry by Charles Guenther in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is a widely published poet and translator. His poetry has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, as well as in eleven books and chapbooks. We Need to Talk: Selected Poems 1970-2016 is due out in November 2017 from Singing Bone Press. Castro is a founder of the literary organization and magazine River Styx, which has been in continuous operation since 1975. He has spread the word of poetry off the page for decades, organizing readings and hosting three literary radio programs. He has read his poems on four continents, including many collaborative performances with musicians. His aural/oral work is recorded on seven albums. With his fellow poet, Gabor G. Gyukics, he has translated modern Hungarian poetry, resulting in five books.
Castro is the recipient of the Guardian Angel of St. Louis Poetry Award from River Styx and the Warrior Poet
Award from Word in Motion, both for lifetime achievement.  In 2015 he was named St. Louiss first Poet Laureate. As Poet Laureate Castro promoted the art of poetry by developing the Unity Community, a coalition of literary artists from all over the region that resulted in the Unity Community and Poet Tree reading series, and the St. Louis Brick City Poetry Festival that just completed its third year.
Castro will receive the award on Friday evening, October 27, 2017, at the Tradition of Literary Excellence Award ceremony. The event will take place on the fifth floor of University City's historic city hall (6801 Delmar Blvd.) at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will also recognize the new St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate and two local literary organizations.
The public is invited to attend the award ceremony and may purchase tickets ($25/person), which cover beverage, reception, and live music, at Brown Paper Tickets, literarystltickets.brownpapertickets.com. And to support the Saint Louis Literary Consortium, an alliance of local literary groups, with a financial donation, please visit
www.literarystl.com.

Location

5th Floor of the University City City Hall Building (View)
6801 Delmar Blvd
ST LOUIS, MO 63130
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Ambient
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Owner: Saint Louis Literary Consortium
On BPT Since: Sep 21, 2016
 
The Saint Louis Literary Consortium
314-447-3888
literarystl@gmail.com
www.literarystl.com
 


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