The event is a weekend long excursion that typically lasts two days, but due to the 25th anniversary this year it’s been extended to three days starting today Friday April 24th and ending on Sunday April 26th.
The counties of Southeast Missouri that participate in the event are Cape Girardeau, Scott, Perry, and Bollinger county.
According to the coordinator of the event Estelle Woods, the event is a way to celebrate Spring and to appreciate everything that Southeast Missouri has to offer.
Stephen Dunn is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet. He was also a collegiate basketball player with a good jump shot, an add-man for Nabisco, and by his own account, a failed novelist. He recently gave a poetry reading here at Southeast, and I got the chance to speak with Dunn in the offices of the University Press of Southeast Missouri State University.
Jason Brown, KRCU: Would you talk about the value of lying in storytelling?
Hall of Famer and Cardinal baseball legend Ozzie Smith was in Cape Girardeau on Monday, April 20 as the final speaker in Southeast Missouri State University's Speaker Series. Before his presentation at the Show Me Center, he stopped by the KRCU studios and spoke with KRCU contributor Chris Wubbena about baseball and life.