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Young Adult Authors of Saint Louis

Fiona Paul
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Three local young adult authors gathered for a question and answer session on November 29 thanks to Saint Louis County Library and Left Bank Books. As the crowd slowly filled the event room at the Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, the authors mingled, personally welcoming guests with smiles and enthusiastically chatting about books…

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…

Andrew Asberry Mans the Bat-Signal in St. Louis

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I’ve been a fan of comics for as long as I can remember. The first comic I remember buying was DC Presents No. 30 in the spring of 1981 at age seven featuring Superman and Black Canary. The first comic that really meant anything to me I bought a few months later, X-Men No. 144.…

Virginia Slachman Reads from her new book Many Brave Hearts

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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…

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 –…