Here’s the schedule!
All events are free except An Edwardian Evening on Friday, Sept. 27.
Friday, Sept. 27
- An Edwardian Evening, with author Carol McD. Wallace, 7-10 p.m., the Veridian, 309 South Ave. Tickets required, $20 students, $25 non-students, on sale Sept. 9 at the Library Center, Brentwood Branch Library and Park Central Branch Library. Cash or check only.
- Quentin Tarantino Adult Spelling Bee, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 South Grant Ave.
Saturday, Sept. 28
- 10 a.m., Park Central Square, Family Poetry Flags
- 10:30 a.m., Park Central Branch Library, author Kate Klise talks about her latest books, sales and book signing
- 11 a.m., Brick City, 305 W. Mill St. Letter Press demonstration, Eric Pervukhin, MSU professor of art and design
- 11 a.m., Brick City, 305 W. Mill St., How to Create a Book, Judith Fowler, MSU professor of art and design and members of Ozarks Writing Project; for grades 3-8
- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Brick City Art Gallery, Image and Word, Drawings by Bobby Ross
- 11:30 a.m., Park Central Branch Library, Resident Artist Ensemble presents author David Harrison and Friends
- Noon, Ry Mac’s, 214 Park Central East, Singer/Songwriter talk and musical performance with Michael ‘Supe’ Granda, member of “The Ozark Mountain Daredevils”
- 1 p.m., Moxie Cinema, 431 S. Jefferson Ave., author Brian Katcher
- 1 p.m., Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave., Scrabble tournament (age 21 and older)
- 1 p.m., Brick City, 305 W. Mill St., How to Create a Book, Judith Fowler, MSU professor of art and design and members of Ozarks Writing Project; for grades 3-8
- 1 p.m., Park Central Square, Poetry on the Square, MO Poetry Slam Springfield, and others
- 1:30 p.m., Millie’s Café, 313 S. Jefferson Ave., Veterans Writing Workshop, William Garvin, Drury University archivist and several military veterans
- 2:30 p.m., Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, “How to Get Published,” panel with Kate Klise, Lori Copeland, Sharon Holmes and others. Authors from several local writers’ groups will sell and sign their books.
- 3 p.m., Park Central Branch Library, Bookbinding with Lynley Farris
- 4 p.m., Park Central Branch Library, Zine Workshop with the Paper Airplanes Zine Library
- 4 p.m., Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square, Missouri Poet Laureate William Trowbridge
- 5:30 p.m., Patton Alley Pub, 313 S. Patton Ave., Rhythm and Rhyme: The Art and the Agony of Lyrics, with Jody Bilyeu, Inge Chiles, Dallas Jones and Michael “Supe” Granda
- 7- 9 p.m., old Fox Theater on the Square, Wordfest – The Celebration. The major Wordfest authors will read from one of their works, be interviewed individually and rejoin for a Q&A session with the audience.
The MSU shuttle service will be provided from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Park Central Square and Brick City.
Schedule may be subject to change, please check updates at wordfestsgf.wordpress.com.
Wordfest is a project of the Library, with grants from the Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri Literary Festival; and several community partners including Ozarks Public Television and the College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University