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The State of the State: Missouri Writers on Missouri (Facebook Live)

Tue, Mar 2 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm Central
Virtual Branch
Age Group
For adults


The Story Center
Story Center Event
Virtual Event


Dr Sam Cohen, Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia, describes the work of Missouri writers. This program will cover the African American novelist Williams Wells Brown, Hannibal’s Mark Twain, Moberly’s Jack Conroy, St. Louis’s T. S. Eliot, Ntozake Shange, and Naomi Shihab Nye, Kansas City’s Melvin B. Tolson and Calvin Trillin, Columbia’s own John Williams, and West Plains’s Daniel Woodrell. Learn about the state of our state across its length and breadth, across its history, and consider how the course of the nation—of its political aspirations and realities, of its expansion westward and of its finding its place in the world—has marked Missouri history and shaped the work of its writers. This livestream will take place on our Facebook page:


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