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Kate Chopin Sculpture Dedication March 11


Renowned author of "The Awakening" was former Central West End resident



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Kate Chopin sculpture by artist Jaye Gregory. file photo by Diana Linsley (click for larger version)
February 29, 2012
The Central West End Association (CWEA) is holding a public dedication of a sculpture of author Kate Chopin on Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m., at the intersection of Euclid and McPherson avenues.

The bronze bust, by sculptor Jaye Gregory, will be the third installation in what is known as Writers' Corner, a tribute to authors with roots in the Central West End.

Chopin was the author of "The Awakening" and many acclaimed short stories. She lived on McPherson Avenue in the Central West End until her death in 1904.

Following the free public dedication is a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. at Herbie's Restaurant, 405 N. Euclid Ave. There will be wine, hors d'oeuvres, literary commentary and more. Cost for the reception is $35 for Central West End Association members and $45 for non-members.

Tickets for the reception are limited. Order via Paypal at www.TheCWE.org, or call 367-2220. Tickets may also be reserved by mail. Send a check payable to the CWEA to 625 N. Euclid Ave., Suite 200, St. Louis, Mo. 63108.

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