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The final poetry reading at Duff's will be Monday, June 24. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is FREE.
Confirmed readers include Buzz Spector, Ann Haubrich, Ken Brown, Phil Gounis, douglis beck, Will Kyle, Richard Newman, Amy Genova, Elly Herget, Erin Wiles, Robert Nazarene, Susan SpitFire Lively, Joseph Sullier, Jim McGowin, D. Katz, Michael Sullivan, Dwight Bitikofer, and Marcel Toussaint. More readers to be announced.
Musical guest: Raven Wolf.
Duff's is located at 392 N. Euclid in the Central West End.
From St. Louis Magazine:
"Reflections on Duff’s Restaurant, Scheduled to Shutter at the End of June" by George Mahe
After 41 years in business, current owners Karen Duffy and Tim Kirby have decided to close the landmark restaurant at 392 N. Euclid, an address that in earlier days, according to longtime customer and SLM dining critic Ann Lemons Pollack, was, besides Balaban's, “the place to be in that part of town.”
From its inception, Duff’s was as involved with being a good community citizen as it was with feeding members of the community. Frequent customer Charlie Downs recalls that “Monday night was poetry night," and in that regard “Duff's was way ahead of its time.”From the West End Word:
Duffy said the •chance operations• poetry event is a perfect way to close the restaurant, since Duff's has been hosting poetry readings since the place opened in 1972.
"That's a fitting end," she said.