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Caroline Kennedy at the St. Louis County Library!

Poems to Learn by Heart

by Diana Davis There was standing room only as over a thousand people crowded into the St. Louis County Library to hear the interview that Caroline Kennedy, author of Poems to Learn by Heart, did with Moderator Debbie Monterrey, of KMOX radio.  Prior to the introduction of Kennedy, Monterrey  announced we would be treated to…

Loosely Identified Poetry Reading

Loosely Identified Poets 006

by Diana Davis The room was buzzing with conversation as I entered the “Loosely Identified” (LI) performance of poetry, in conjunction with River Styx at the Tavern of Fine Arts on March 18. This was the 38th season of River Styx presentations and the first at the Tavern of Fine Arts, located at 313 Belt…

Books & Blogging

Tif Sweeney

By Tif Sweeney It was the year 2007.  I was living in a small town, preparing myself to move a few states away.  Many of my friends began to blog in order for us all to stay updated on our lives.  I was not keen about putting personal details about my family and in particular,…

Writing in Nature: Tower Grove Park

Tower Grove Gate

by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com Of all the public places to choose from for my writing exploits, both fiction and nonfiction, along with what I consider a prime spot creative art workings, Tower Grove Park is in my personal “Top 10.” There’s just so much to love about this place, as an author especially. The historical…

Writing in Nature: Carondelet Park

Carondelet Park

by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com The Writing in Nature column is a new and original feature here on Walrus Publishing that I will be creating content for regularly. It is meant to showcase the many inspirational spots all around St. Louis that have both nature-based attractions and deep founts of truly local inspiration… a sort of…

MUSINGS FROM THE DUNAWAY BOOKS CAVE

Shelves at Dunaway

by Peter Herrington  Pickings are thin these days in the ancestral home of the Literary Dinosaur Clan. Chief Brontosaurus blames it on the Technological Revolution, which he claims will have a greater effect on humankind than the Industrial Revolution, which changed forever the lives of his Ancestors some 250 years ago. The Clan Cave used…

Women’s Writing Group – Writing in STyLe

Kat Face

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…

Career, Romance and 50 Shades of Michele Dunaway

Michele Dunaway

I’ve known Michele Dunaway nearly six years. I met her in an airport lounge and…No, this isn’t the intro to one of her best-selling Harlequin Romance novels. She was at the airport because some of NASCAR’s biggest names were in town to race at an area dirt track and she was researching the sport to…

Antony John Talks Elemental

Antony John

Local author Antony John appeared at Left Bank Books on Tuesday, November 20 to celebrate his latest release, Elemental. John is the author of four novels, with Five Flavors of Dumb being one of the most talked about books in 2010. His newest release, Elemental is his first piece of fantasy and is the beginning of…