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2011 Literary Festival secures author Jeff Shaara

Thursday, August 26th, 2010
Jeff Shaara | Photo by John Revisky

Jeff Shaara | Photo by John Revisky

The 2011 Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War is delighted to announce the appearance of Novelist Jeff Shaara at the festival, to be held Sept. 23, 24 & 25, 2011, at The Creamery Arts Center in Springfield, MO.

Shaara is the acclaimed author of “Gods and Generals,” the prequel to his father Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work “The Killer Angels.” The younger Shaara also penned a sequel to “The Killer Angels,  “The Last Full Measure,” which explores the final years of the war.

The 2011 Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War, recognizing the sesquicentennial of the war and particularly the local Battle of Wilson’s Creek, will feature authors of Civil War history, fiction and poetry. Attendees will enjoy historic displays and re-enactors, children’s activities, a concert of Civil War era hymns and spirituals, and a variety of readings, performances, book signings and more.

Admission to the festival is $5 for age 11 and up; free for age 10 and under.