General Admission Tickets are now on sale for the 2011 Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War. A $5 ticket provides access to all three days of the festival; children 10 and under get in free! Tickets may be purchased at The Creamery Arts Center, at the Library Station and at the Library Center.
The festival, held Sept. 23, 24 and 25, features famed authors Jeff Shaara and William C. Davis, as well as a slate of novelists, children’s authors, storytellers and historians, plus live music, The Rhythm is Keeping Us Alive: A Celebration of African-American Poetry, Civil War historical displays, make-and-take art, and much more.
Tickets are also available for a variety of special events during the festival: High Tea with Janis Cooke Newman, The Blue and Grey Meet-the-Authors Gala and special showings of the classic, and controversial, Gone With the Wind at the historic Gillioz Theatre.
High Tea With Janis Cooke Newman
The 2011 Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War is delighted to announce the availability of tickets to High Tea with Janis Cooke Newman, a special ticketed event to be held 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Creamery Arts Center. Guests will sit at glittering tables and sip tea from fine china as they fortify themselves with sandwiches and scones, all while listening to the author of Mary discuss her poignant work of historical fiction.
While Mary Todd Lincoln’s detractors portrayed her as unstable, demanding and self-centered, in her unique historical novel Newman reveals the complexities of a bright, ambitious, passionate and very misunderstood woman.
Tickets to High Tea with Janis Cooke Newman are $25 apiece and may be purchased at The Creamery or from any Literary Festival Board member, (see below) or contact Board Chairman William Brandon Bowman at (417) 865-0450
Tickets to the tea also provide general admission for all three days of the festival.
The Blue and Grey Meet-the-Authors Gala
Meet the festival authors while enjoying drinks and a buffet dinner catered by Peter Tinson of Gallery Bistro during the Blue and Grey Meet-the-Authors Gala, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Creamery Arts Center Exhibition Hall.
Gala attendees will be entertained by the music of the Ozarks’ own Marideth Sisco and Blackberry Winter, as featured in the Academy-Award Nominated film, Winter’s Bone. The evening concludes with the auction of horses donated by Obelisk Home. These lovely white steeds, the festival’s own cavalry mounts, were previously deployed to Springfield classrooms to inspire art and writing projects by local fifth and eighth graders. Now our retired warhorses seek life beyond their service. Proceeds of the horse auction go to support the literary festival and its charities: the Ozarks Literacy Council, Family Literacy Centers of Springfield and Missouri Writers Hall of Fame’s Scholarship Fund.
Tickets to the Blue and Grey Meet-the-Authors Gala are $50 per person and may be purchased at The Creamery Arts Center or by contacting Board Chairman William Brandon Bowman at (417) 865-0450.
Tickets to the gala also provide general admission for all three days of the festival.
Gone With the Wind at The Gillioz
In association with the 2011 Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War, the historic Gillioz Theatre, at 325 Park Central East, will offer special showings of the iconic, and controversial, film classic Gone With the Wind at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
The 2011 Missouri Literary Festival Board
Contact us to purchase your ticket to High Tea With Janis Cooke Newman!
W.D. Blackmon, Ph.D.
William Brandon Bowman
Craig Anthony Carter
Sandra D’Angelo, Ed.D.
Clarissa A. French
Randal Fuller, Ph.D.
Judith Ann Gregg
Ted J. Hillmer
Randall N. Humphrey, Ed.D.
Leah Hamilton Jenkins
Stephanie Stenger Montgomery
Sarah Bowman Sandy
Charles A. Taylor, Ph.D.