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River Styx Reading Series - Meagan Cass & Lee Ann Roripaugh

Monday, September 16, 7pm
Sophie's Artist Lounge & Cocktail Club, 3224 Locust Street

River Styx cultivates the literary arts in St. Louis and beyond through its magazine and community programs.The River Styx Reading Series is their main recurring event during the fall, winter, and spring, in which they invite both local and national acclaimed writers to read their work for a St. Louis audience.

River Styx, Megan Cass, Lee Ann RoripaughMeagan Cass' first full-length collection, ActivAmerica, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, judged by Claire Vaye Watkins and was published by UNT Press. She is author of the chapbook Range of Motion(Magic Helicopter Press) and her stories have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry ReviewDIAGRAMJoylandThe Pinch, andPuerto del Sol, among other places. She teaches creative writing and publishing at University of Illinois Springfield and serves as an assistant editor for Sundress Publications, where she is co-managing editor of Craft Chaps. She lives in St. Louis. 

Lee Ann Roripaughis the author of five volumes of poetry: tsunami vs. the fukushima 50(Milkweed Editions, 2019), Dandarians(Milkweed, Editions, 2014), On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year(Southern Illinois University Press, 2009), Year of the Snake(Southern Illinois University Press, 2004), and Beyond Heart Mountain(Penguin, 1999). She was named winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award in Poetry/Prose for 2004, and a 1998 winner of the National Poetry Series. The current South Dakota State Poet Laureate, Roripaugh is a Professor of English at the University of South Dakota, where she serves as Director of Creative Writing and Editor-in-Chief of South Dakota Review.

Readings start at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. $5 general admission. $4 students and seniors. This event is presented by River Styx. For more information, please visit

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sophie's Artist Lounge & Cocktail Club
3224 Locust Street, 2nd Floor
Saint Louis, MO 63103
ActivAmerica (Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction #16) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781574416947
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Published: University of North Texas Press - October 23rd, 2017

Tsunami vs. the Fukushima 50: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571314857
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 12th, 2019

On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780809329298
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Published: Southern Illinois University Press - October 14th, 2009