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The Insider: 10.11.17

In recognition of her more than five-decade career, noted author and poet Margaret Atwood is the latest to take home the St. Louis Literary Award presented by Saint Louis University Library Associates. Atwood is the talent behind titles such as The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, and The Journals of Susanna Moodie. She received the award at a recent ceremony at The Sheldon.

After a decade of success at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, general director Timothy O’Leary is headed for the East Coast! He’s been named to the same post at the Washington National Opera, an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. O’Leary begins his new ‘lead role’ in July 2018.

For the 11th year in a row, Enterprise Holdings president and CEO Pam Nicholson has made Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women in Business. She stepped into the driver’s seat as president of the $22 billion auto rental company in 2008 and was named CEO in 2013.

the main events
More than 40 local and national breweries and distilleries will raise a glass to the craft beverage industry at the fifth annual Brew in the Lou Oct. 14 in Francis Park. Area restaurants, craft vendors and bands will join in the fun as well. Proceeds benefit the Lutheran Elementary School Association.

On Oct. 18, the National Council of Jewish Women will present its Celebrating Women event at Neiman Marcus in Plaza Frontenac. Build-A-Bear Workshop founder Maxine Clark will receive the organization’s Hannah G. Solomon Founder’s Award for her business and philanthropic contributions.

Nestlé Purina PetCare and Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. are partnering for pets at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 for an adoption event at Soulard Market with more than 200 adoptable animals. Purina will donate $3 to the PetFinder Foundation for each specially marked eight-pack of Urban Underdog American Lager sold at area retailers through Oct. 21.