The next meeting of the Creamery Writers Workshop is Thursday Feb.24th at 7:00pm at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway across from Hammons Field. Reta Stewart Allen, a veteran in the writing field who has written and illustrated books as well as contributing fiction and non-fiction articles to numerous magazines, will talk about what an editor, an agent and a publisher do for a writer. The public is invited to attend all Creamery Writers Workshop meetings--they're open free of charge to anyone interested in writing. For more information call the Springfield Regional Arts Council at 862-ARTS (2787).
Bass-baritone Dr. Michael Sǔst, a native of the Czech Republic who currently serves as senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in St. Louis, will perform an Artist Series concert at Evangel University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall. The program will include excerpts from the "Biblical Songs" by Dvorak; Samuel Barber's "Dover Beach;" arias from Rossini's "Barber of Seville," Verdi's "Nabucco," and Mozart's "Don Giovanni;" and music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Donizetti, Gounod and more. Dr. Linda Ligate, professor of music at Evangel, will provide piano accompaniment. In addition, Sǔst will conduct a vocal master class from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall. The concert and master class are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Linda Ligate at Evangel at 865-2815 ext. 7339.