Office of the Comptroller & STL 250 to recognize the Top 50 authors in St. Louis

An invitation from Comptroller Darlene Green

September 19, 2014 | 2 min reading time
Happy Birthday St. Louis! We celebrate your birthday by recognizing our past and present people and things. Although only 50 were selected, we salute all local writers and authors.

Our Pens Are Mighty: Celebrating Writers and Authors with STL 250 was developed out of a request from STL 250 to put together a diverse program or display to celebrate the birthday of St. Louis. My office put together a committee last spring, and here we are. With the help of a talented six-person diversity committee, we have 50 local authors and writers. A special thank you goes out to the committee members: Ms. Dana G. Randolph, Ms. Kris Kleindienst, Ms. Christi Griffin, Ms. Robin Theiss, Ms. Melanie Streeper and Mr. Philip Deitch. 

The 50 selected by the committee represent a broad spectrum of mostly contemporary writers and authors in our community. Those included are from various socioeconomic backgrounds, and represent most genres of writing: novel, poetry, romance, drama, short story and children's books. 

We will pay special tribute to author and poet, Maya Angelou. The literary legend was born in St. Louis on April 4, 1928. 

Please join us on Sunday, September 28th as we celebrate our 50 diverse St. Louis authors and writers, and as we remember Maya Angelou, a legend lost. Our Pens Are Mighty: Celebrating Writers and Authors with STL 250 will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m., inside the Missouri History Museum Lee Auditorium, and is FREE and OPEN to the public.
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