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Women’s Writing Group – Writing in STyLe

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By Katiuscia O’Brian It is a cold and dreary January Sunday afternoon in St. Louis.  One that makes me feel that the day would be best spent sitting in my PJs, under a blanket, watching a movie, and eating an entire bag of potato chips while sipping hot tea.  The sky is spitting out the…

January Writing Contests

Writing Contests for January International Publication Opportunities and Contests: A Room of Her Own Foundation, Orlando Prizes for Poetry, Flash Fiction, a Short Story and Creative Non-Fiction Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests: Cultural Center of Cape Cod Seventh Annual Poetry Award Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award Iowa Review Awards in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction…

The Haunting of Willow Tree Court

Jennifer Adele

Jennifer Adele grew up fascinated by the old horror masters: Poe, Stoker, Pike, Price, Carpenter, and Craven… to name but a few. She also became intrigued by nature and its many facets, which is a never-ending series of mysteries to delight and enchant. And, there were even more impressionable influences surrounding her as a child,…

Kathleen Finneran and Left Bank Books

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By Katiuscia O’Brian In a mid-week fit of restlessness, I decided to go on the hunt for my favorite activity:  finding artistic and cultural events that serve free wine.  What is better than being at a hip place, hearing amazing artists doing their thing, and enjoying it with a large plastic cup of red wine…

Virginia Slachman Reads from her new book Many Brave Hearts

Virginia Slachman

by Diana Davis Virginia Slachman, a gifted poet and talented photographer , has just written her first book, a sensitive memoir about growing up in the years following World War II. Her mother, Victoria, had served as a nurse anesthetist in the first evacuation hospital, just behind the front lines of Patton’s Third Army in…

Writing Contests for December

International Publication Opportunities and Contests: Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize The Moth Ballymaloe Poetry Prize The Moth Ballymaloe Short Story Prize Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests: Boulevard Short Fiction Contest Glimmer Train Press Fiction Award Moment-Karma Short Fiction Award for stories with Jewish content Poetry Society of America, Robert H. Winner Memorial Award Poetry Society…

Simone Muench & Joy Katz Poetry Reading

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By Katiuscia O’Brian Looking for something fun and different to do this past Friday night, I found out about a poetry reading on Cherokee Avenue. Knowing full well of the artistic renaissance occurring on a several mile stretch of Cherokee starting at Gravois Avenue, hiccuping past Jefferson Street, and butting up to the historic Lemp…

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Missouri’s Own Program

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by Diana Davis The cold drizzle could not keep an enthusiastic crowd away from the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Missouri’s Own Program which featured St. Louis authors.  Michael Kahn hosted the event and introduced the afternoon’s theme:  successfully coping with and triumphing over hardships, disabilities and adversity.  Three local authors paneled the discussion –…