Moon City Press

This fall and upcoming spring, Moon City Press at Missouri State University will bring several authors to campus for its 2017-2018 Moon City Reading Series.

The lineup is diverse, featuring novelists, short fiction authors, poets and student writers. 

As part of the Missouri Authors Series, in honor of National Poetry Month, and as presented by the creative writing program, the department of English and the College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University, two distinguished writers will be visiting campus on the evening of April 8. Hadara Bar-Nadav, the author of “Fountain and Furnace” and a professor in the MFA program at University of Missouri Kansas City, will be joined by Sarah Freligh, who is a Moon City Poetry Award winner for her book “Sad Math.”

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A new book shares the stories about the struggles and triumphs of Springfield’s homeless youth.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky talked with the author to learn more.

Nancy Fairbank, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, started recording stories of Springfield’s homeless teens when she was a junior at Central High School.  She and a media partner were putting together a documentary on the Rare Breed Youth Services, a program of The Kitchen, Inc.

Their stories were so compelling, she said, she decided to continue recording them.


 After the Civil War, Springfield, Missouri, was in shambles. Inhabitants came back to a war torn city. This is the setting for "Teeth of the Souls" - the latest publication by Missouri State's Moon City Press. Dr. James Baumlin, distinguished professor of English at Missouri State, discusses this piece of historical fiction.

According to Baumlin, the book, by Steve Yates, introduces readers to a man before his time: The protagonist hired African Americans in his family's rock quarries when it was unpopular to affiliate, and he was in love with an ex-slave.