Spalding University, Egan Center
901 S. Fourth St.
Free; 6-9 p.m.
Poetry and jazz go together like wine and cheese, and this evening you can experience all of the above (along with a variety of other writing styles and libations) at our annual Literary LEO event. Every year we ask readers to submit their most inspired works in the areas of fiction, poetry and “something different,” a category that knows no creative bounds. We also invite photographers to participate, providing a visual element to this literary undertaking. Judges review the hundreds of entries, and the end result is an impressive collection of work, which we’ll celebrate at this evening’s soiree. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, with the winning photographs on display and the authors reading their works aloud — accompanied by a jazz trio — beginning at 7 p.m. Time to eat, drink and be literary. —Sarah Kelley