Brick City Poetry Festival

Brick City Poetry Festival 2017

Poetry Workshops

St. Louis Poetry Center will offer two poetry workshops during Brick City Poetry Festival. Workshops will take place during the Poets’ Convening at SLU, and will include a craft talk and writing activity.
Free and open to the public.

October 21, 2017                                                                                          Il Monastero (at SLU)
10:30 a.m.: Travis Mossotti & Kerry James Evans                     3050 Olive St.
12:30 p.m.: Alison C. Rollins                                                                 St. Louis, MO 63103

Workshops limited to 15 attendees
Registration strongly encouraged to secure a seat
About the poets:

TRAVIS MOSSOTTI serves as Poet-in-Residence at the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Louis. He is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Narcissus Americana which was selected by Billy Collins as the winner of the 2018 Miller Williams Prize. Mossotti has also published two chapbooks, and recent poems have appeared in issues of the Moon City ReviewNatural BridgeRattle, and elsewhere. Mossotti teaches in the writing program at Webster University and works for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at Washington University.


KERRY JAMES EVANS earned a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University, an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a BA in English from Missouri State University. The recipient of a 2015 NEA Fellowship and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, his poems have appeared in Agni, Narrative, New England Review, Ploughshares, and many other journals. He is the author of Bangalore (Copper Canyon), and he currently lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.


ALISON C. ROLLINS was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. A Cave Canem Fellow, she is the second prize winner of the 2016 James H. Nash Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, River Styx, Vinyl, The Missouri Review, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. She currently works as the librarian for Nerinx Hall, a high school in Webster Groves, Missouri. In 2016, Rollins was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.