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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Poet and Translator Michael Castro to Speak at Saturday Writers


Saturday Writers Meeting:

April 26, 2008

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Free to Members, $5 for guests (which you can apply toward membership if you decide to join after the meeting)

St. Peters Community and Arts Center, 1035 St. Peters Howell Road (just off Mid Rivers Mall Drive); St. Peters, MO 63376.


From the Saturday Writers Website:

April 26 - Poet, editor and translator MICHAEL CASTRO will talk about Collaborations: Translating the Voices in My Head.

Castro is a poet, translator, and performance artist. He is the co-founder of the literary organization and magazine, River Styx, in operation in St. Louis since 1975. He has hosted three poetry radio programs, broadcasting poetry programming over twenty years--most recently, Poetry Beat (1989--2003, KDHX-FM St. Louis).
He has published ten books of poetry, including Human Rites (2002), and two books of translations (with Hungarian poet, Gabor Gyukics), Swimming in the Ground: Contemporary Hungarian Poets (2001) and A Transparent Lion: Selected Poetry of Attila Jozsef (2006). His performance work with music is reflected in two recent CD's: "Kokopilau" with wind player J.D. Parran, and "Endless Root" with multi-instrumentalist Joe Catalano (both 2008). Castro teaches at Lindenwood University, where he founded the MFA in Writing Program.

Saturday Writers is a not-for-profit organization and one of fourteen chapters of the Missouri Writers Guild. Founded in January 2002, our members include writers from the Missouri counties of St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, and St. Louis, as well as members from throughout Missouri and other states. Our members write in all genres: fiction, non-fiction, essays, memoirs, poetry.

Chapter meetings are the last Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Peters Community and Arts Center, 1035 St. Peters Howell Road (just off Mid Rivers Mall Drive); St. Peters, MO 63376. Phone 636-397-6903.

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