FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Romance author and Fredericktown native CaSondra Poulsen will help Nevaeh Faith Christian Store at Fredericktown celebrate its first anniversary with a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3. She has invited other local authors, including Randy Pogue and Regina Tittel, to join her. Her latest and third release is "Finding Home: Brian's Journey," a sequel to "Calling Me Home." Tate Publishing and Ballad Publishing companies have published Poulsen's books. They are available at bookstores nationwide, through the publishers, author, barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, smashwords.com, and other online media sites. For more information, visit www.casondrapoulsen.com.
*** University celebrates Faulkner, Warren, Twain
Three world-famous authors will take center stage during the Faulkner and Warren Conference sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies. "William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, and Mark Twain: Storytellers," a readers' theater presentation, will be presented at 7 p.m. today in the University Center Ballroom. It was scripted and directed by Dr. Roseanna Whitlow, instructor of communications studies at Southeast Missouri State University. The authors will be portrayed, respectively, by Patrick Abbott, Dr. Robert Hamblin and Lester Goodin. The presentation, supported by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council, is free to the public.
The Cape River Heritage Museum will host a weekend for writers Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. On Nov. 30, the museum will launch the "Heartland Heritage Anthology 3: A Collection of Writings by Citizens of Southeast Missouri" with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Poet C.D. Albin of West Plains, Mo., will give a reading during this event. Albin will conduct a workshop titled "Writing About the Home Place," from 10 a.m. to noon the next day. The Missouri Humanities Council has awarded a grant of $1,160.38 to the museum in support of the anthology and the workshop. More than 20 essayists, poets, artists and photographers contributed original work to the "Heartland Heritage Anthology 3." The reception and the workshop are free to everyone. For more information, contact Dr. Bonnie Stepenoff at 334-0405.
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- The Liverpool Legends: Beatles Tribute Band, based in Branson, Mo., will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Centene Center in Farmington. Liverpool Legends performs songs spanning the career of The Beatles and through the members' solo years. The band's appearance in Farmington is courtesy of the Mineral Area Council on the Arts. For ticket information, contact the Centene box office, 2 Black Knight Drive in Farmington or by phone at 573-756-0900.
"Tribal Diversity: Jaune Quick-To-See Smith" -- the works of mother and son artists Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Neal Ambrose-Smith -- will be on display Nov. 2 to Jan. 27 at the Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The artwork reflects their deep connections with their American Indian heritage. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call 651- 2260 or email email@example.com.
*** New art studio hosts ‘Devoted Transients'
"Devoted Transients," a show that unites various processes of art making and highlights artists' work in direct and indirect processes, will be on display Thursday through Nov. 2 at Cateye Glasses Studio, 401 N. Clark St. A reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2. The event is free to the public. "Devoted Transients" will feature the work of Charles Cohan and William H. Thielen. These two are accompanied by a strong group of artists representing cities from across the United States.
"The Crucible," Arthur Miller's powerful Tony Award-winning drama, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-10, 10 a.m. Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10-11 in the Rust Flexible Theatre at the Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. This American classic is based on the Salem witch trials of the 1690s. The production contains adult content. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the River Campus box office in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling 651-2265. Tickets also may be purchased at RiverCampusEvents.com.
*** Roller Girls to hold scrimmage Nov. 10
The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls' Faultline Fighters will take on the Broadway Brawlers in the season's final scrimmage Nov. 10 at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the first bout starting at 7. Advance tickets can be purchased at Pitter's Cafe and Lounge, P-Mac Music, capegirardeaurollergirls.com and brownpapertickets.com. A portion of proceeds will go to Touchpoint. After the bouts, join the athletes at Pitter's for the after party and MVP awards. This year's Capetown Smackdown is sponsored by Bootheel Harley-Davidson.
The Oliver House Museum, 224 E. Adams St. in Jackson, will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. Sen. R.B. Oliver's study recently has been painted and the furniture returned to its normal position. Jackson Heritage Association docents will guide sightseers through the historic home.
-- From staff reports