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Meet the Author: David Crespy

Author of Lanford Wilson – Early Sketches, Stories & Poems

Before the late Lanford Wilson became a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, with such celebrated productions as The Hot 1 Baltimore, Fifth of July, and Burn This, he wrote dozens of short stories and poems, many of which take place in the 1950’s, small town Missouri where he grew up. This selection of Wilson’s early work when he was between the ages of 18 and 30 provides a rare look at Wilson and the stories explore many of the themes Wilson later took up in the theater, such as sexual identity and the rupture of society and families.

Doors open at 9:30 AM, SMALLTalk presentations featuring local teen writers begin at 10:30 AM with the professional authors beginning at 10:40 AM

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