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Registration Open to See Sondheim Receive St. Louis Literary Award

Join the Saint Louis University Library Associates for the presentation of the 2018 St. Louis Literary Award as they honor one of the eminent lyricists and composers of the modern era, Stephen Sondheim, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim is the first musical lyricist to win the St. Louis Literary Award since its inception. Submitted photo

The event is complimentary, but registration is required to receive a ticket to the event.  Tickets will be mailed out prior to the event.  Due to anticipated popularity of the event, registration group size cannot exceed two people.

A special reception with Sondheim will be held following the award ceremony. Tickets to the reception are $100 per person. Registration is available here.

Sondheim is the first musical lyricist to win the award since its inception in 1967.  In a remarkable career spanning 70 years, Sondheim has written the lyrics, music – or both, for some of the most iconic and long running plays in the history of American theater, including Into the Woods, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Gypsy and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He has won numerous Tony and Grammy Awards, and he won an Academy Award for the song "Sooner or Later" from the film Dick Tracy starring Madonna and Warren Beatty.


One of the oldest literary and cultural organizations in St. Louis, the Saint Louis University Library Associates seeks to build a closer relationship between the University and the community and to promote an appreciation for the value of literature. The Library Associates work to enhance the visibility of the Saint Louis University Libraries and to support the development of their world-class collections and services. For more information on the SLU Library Associates, visit lib.slu.edu/about/associates.