Join us at Orr Street Studios at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, for readings of prose by Susan Koenig and poetry by Claire McQuerry.
Claire McQuerry is a Ph.D. candidate in poetry at the University of Missouri and an editor for The Missouri Review. Her poetry collection, Lacemakers, won the Crab Orchard First Book Prize, and her poems and essays have appeared in Western Humanities Review, Mid-American Review, Creation Nonfiction, American Literary Review and other journals.
Susan Koenig has written three novels and is working on her fourth. She is a member of a local writing group where she hones her craft in hopes of publication. Her first novel is set in the 1960s and describes the transition of four high school graduates who come of age during the Vietnam conflict, told from the point of view of a young woman making the journey from belief that the war is justified to conviction that it must end. Susan lives in Columbia with her husband.
Orr Street Studios is located at 106 Orr St. in downtown Columbia, Mo. Join us every Tuesday evening during the academic year for literary readings and visual-arts presentations.