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Literary Laughs In Store As Local Writers, Comedian And Weike Wang Combine Their Talents Next Week

From left, Christopher Candice, Tina Dybal and Gabe Montesanti joined Wednesday's talk show for a conversation about writing, humor and more.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

In the wide and varied world of entertainment, there are standup comedy shows, there are author readings – and then there’s the “literary reading comedy mashup.” That’s how the staff of the St. Louis-based literary magazine Boulevard is billing next week’s Three Writers and a Comedian shindig at the Schlafly Tap Room.

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, guest host Sharon Stevens talked with some of the minds behind the free May 7 event, which is expected to be a unique celebration of funny writing of all sorts.

Joining the on-air discussion were local writers Christopher Candice and Gabe Montesanti as well as Tina Dybal, the reigning champion of St. Louis’ Funniest Person Competition.

Boulevard has partnered with the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ literary magazine, Natural Bridge, to bring in Pen/Hemingway and Whiting Award recipient Weike Wang as the headliner for the event. Wang is the author of the breakout novel “Chemistry,” and her fiction has appeared in Boulevard among other literary magazines.

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What: Three Writers and a Comedian
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Where: Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103)

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Evie was a producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.