Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Adrian Matejka participates in the River Styx Reading Series

Adrian Matejka gives reading at the Contemporary Art Museum 

Adrian Matejka and novelist Kea Wilson gave readings at on Monday, November 20 as part of the River Styx Reading Series. The event took place at the Contemporary Art Museum here in St. Louis. I enjoyed both readings, and was really pleased to continue hearing Adrian read, since I've followed his work for so many years now.

[Related: 10 years of Adrian Matejka readings]

During the reading on Monday evening, he read from three of his collections, Mixology (2009), The Big Smoke (2013), and Map to the Stars (2017). This was the first time I've heard him read from the newest book, so I was glad to hear that. He's been doing a lot of traveling over the last several months promoting the book.

At the same time, I appreciated that Adrian read from those previous works, as it was a reminder of catching him give readings in St. Louis and on SIUE's campus over the years. He's been consistent with the production of really high-quality work. It's been cool to follow his progress and many accomplishments.

Notebook on Adrian Matejka

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