October 28, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Trick-or-treat through the halls of the State Historical Society of Missouri, located on the ground floor of Ellis Library on the MU campus. Learn about Missouri bats, bones, ghosts, and more! Explore the Kid's Cave and the Ghostly Gallery. Free candy, activities, and Halloween crafts for all. Costumes are encouraged! Feel free to bring a Halloween themed item for the kids served through the Tiger Pantry. Macaroni and cheese and cereal are among the most needed items.
November 8, 2014
Experience World War I through the eyes of artists! Join Joan Stack, curator of art collections, for a tour of the exhibition Art for a World at War: WWI Posters and Editorial Cartoons. See original wartime posters and editorial cartoons and learn how art reflected the hopes, fears, and patriotic devotion of Missourians. As a way to celebrate all US veterans, Society military artifacts from a variety of time periods will be on display at the event. The exhibit will run from October 14 to February 14, 2015.
November 13, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join two Missouri authors for readings from their latest projects followed by a discussion on writing with topics ranging from choosing historical fiction to literary license and historical accuracy.
Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick will read highlights from Going on Nine. Set in her hometown of St. Louis in 1956, the novel depicts a coming-of-age summer for Grace Townsend that leads her and the reader to new understandings of life, family, equality, and belonging. Fitzpatrick is also an award-winning journalist whose papers are in the Society's National Women and Media Collection.
Marlene Lee will read from Limestone Wall, a psychological novel due out in October that traces widow Evelyn Grant from New York to Jefferson City. Once in mid-Missouri, Evelyn is confronted by the wall of the Missouri State Penitentiary, where her mother has been imprisoned for 40 years. A former court reporter and educator, Lee is a SHSMO member and volunteer.
December 8, 2014
Turning Personal History into Film - Explore a new avenue for telling your story–film! This workshop will be led by Brian Woodman, SHSMO film and video specialist at the Research Center–St. Louis. Woodman holds a PhD in film, cinema, and video studies. He will provide tips for taking your personal history from primary sources and papers to audiovisual works that resonate.
Turning Personal History into Marketable Fiction and Nonfiction - Glean wisdom from a panel of experts on how to take your project from concept to publication. Special guests will provide stories of firsthand experience with writing, editing, and publishing works for journals, academic presses, publishing houses, and more.
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