The 2011 Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil will take place at The Creamery Arts Center and Jordan Valley Park in downtown Springfield, Missouri.

Springfield is the economic and cultural center of southwest Missouri. Known for its vibrant small-business economy, scenic beauty and welcoming atmosphere, Springfield is also a college town, boasting three universities and a growing community college. The arts are alive in Springfield, which was named a 2009 Missouri Creative Community. The historic downtown area has been revitalized with unique restaurants, retail and numerous art galleries, plus live theaters, movie theaters and our own minor league baseball stadium. Springfield is also home to the world headquarters of Bass Pro Shops, Missouri’s No. 1 tourist attraction. Click here to find out more about Springfield and the area at the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau. Click here to learn more about our diverse business economy at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, is home to the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Regional Opera and soon, the Springfield Symphony. The building, located at the eastern edge of Jordan Valley Park, features performance, exhibit, meeting and rehearsal space, as well as an arts library. Designed as a community gathering place, The Creamery is well suited to 2011 Missouri Literary Festival programming. Click here to view it at Google Maps.