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Author Archive for Lisa Miller

World Book Night in “The Lou”

World Book Night in “The Lou” by Jaime Kelley St. Louis’ first ReadMOB, on April 23, 2012, was a smashing success – in a rather quiet way.  The St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance had sounded the call for people to join in honor of World Book Night.  They organized a mob event – along the…

May Writing Contests

Writing Contests for May International Publication Opportunities and Contests: Bridport Arts Centre Dylan Thomas Prize for a book of poetry or fiction for authors under 30 years old Sukoom is calling for Art, Poetry, Prose Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests: Midway Journal-Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-fiction New England Poetry Club Oberlin College Press Philadelphia Stories Southern…

Treated Royally to Poetry at The Royale

Treated Royally to Poetry at The Royale by Jaime Kelley, Walrus Contributor Here’s one for you: What does an invitation, a photographer’s darkroom, a satin bowerbird’s affinity for blue, pieces of a prism, creepy not-so-super heroes, summer camps, street name muses, and barkeeper laments have in common? Nothing.  Except that they are all the stuff…

Book Review: Painted Dresses by Patricia Hickman

Book Review:  Painted Dresses by Patricia Hickman by Julie Failla Earhart I recently reviewed Patricia Hickman’s eighth novel, The Pirate Queen, remarking that I couldn’t wait to read her other works. Thanks to the Saint Louis Public Library, I was able to follow through on this intent with her seventh novel, Painted Dresses. Gaylen Syler-Boatwright…

Inside of Flood Stage

Flood Stage has been in print for a few years now.  It continues to have a strong following among St. Louis poets and poetry lovers.  We were so proud to work with Matt Freeman and 55 of the best St. Louis poets – poets who continue to thrill the St. Louis community with their work.…

Walrus Joins World Book Night

Walrus Joins World Book Night by Jaime Kelley, Walrus Contributor Do you love books? Scratch that. We know you love books! We do, too. That’s why Walrus is going to be taking part in World Book Night. On Monday, April 23, tens of thousands of volunteers will share their joy of reading by giving out…

Small Publishers Panel Speaks at St. Louis Writers Guild

Small Publishers Panel Speaks at St. Louis Writers Guild By Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor On Saturday, April 7, 36 writers of all levels and genres came to the Kirkwood Community Center to meet  representatives of three small publishing companies in the St. Louis area: our own Lisa Miller, owner of Walrus Publishing;  Bill Adams,  owner…

Bringing Disney Alive With Ridley Pearson

Bringing Disney Alive With Ridley Pearson by Tif Sweeney Local favorite Ridley Pearson came out to another fan-filled room on the evening of April 7 to promote the release of his latest young adult series, The Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game. The Kingdom Keepers series follows the lives of Disney’s latest (fictional) additions to the…

Welcome to Saint Louis, Mo!

Welcome to Saint Louis, Mo! by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor It was a big night in Saint Louis on April 2 when acclaimed children’s author Mo Willems came to town. Willems began his career on the much-loved Sesame Street, and over the last decade, he has written books that have notonly won Caldecott Honors and…