The Brick City Poetry Festival will be held Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd at venues throughout the Greater St. Louis area. This year, Quincy Troupe is slated to give the keynote address on Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Missouri History Museum.
Brick City will offer pre-festival events this year that will include a River Styx reading at the Contemporary Arts Museum that Monday , a Eugene B. Redmond Writers’ Club event Tuesday, and a special screening of the “Roof Is On Fire,” a documentary film by David Wraith.
The St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate ceremony returns Friday, Oct 20th along with special events featuring the region’s 2017 St. Louis Poet Laureate.
New this year will be Brick City Poetry Slam open to teams and solo poets scheduled for late Friday evening and Saturday evening, offering over a $1,000 cash prize to the winning team and $250 for top individual poet. Pre-Register for the team slam here or for the solo slam here (entry fee isn’t due until September 2017).
Check back here for updates on the 2017 Brick City Poetry Festival in St. Louis.
10.16.17: River Styx at CAM
10.17.17: Eugene B. Redmond Writer’s Club
10.18.17: Screening of The Roof is on Fire by David Wraith
10.19.17: Brick City Kick-Off at The Stage (KDHX), 7:00 pm
10.20.17: VerbQuake Youth Poetry Summit at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park 9 am – 12:00 pm
10.20.17: St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate at UrbArts, 6:00 pm
10.20.17: Borderlands Poetry Slam (Preliminary) at Legacy Bar & Grill, 8:00 pm
10.21.17: Poets’ Convening at Saint Louis University, 10 am to 2:30 pm
10.21.17: Borderlands Poetry Slam (Grand Slam) at 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center, 6:00 pm
10.22.17: Missouri Poet Laureate Reading at the Missouri History Museum 1:00 pm
10.22.17: Keynote with Quincy Troupe at the Missouri History Museum, 3:00 pm