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Writers in the Park, Part II

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by Tif Sweeney Writers in the Park:  Part I  introduced you to the third annual event hosted by Saint Louis Writers Guild; however, it only gave you a peek into the morning sessions.  Today, I highlight the final sessions, allowing you to experience just a bit of what information was shared during the afternoon in…

Writers in the Park, Part I

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by Tif Sweeney It was a beautiful day on Saturday, August 25, when fans of the written word gathered in Kirkwood Park for the Third Annual Writers in the Park, courtesy of the St. Louis Writers Guild.  With a record number of attendees of all ages, the event provided four hours of workshops, featuring a…

Anatomy of A Crime Novelist: The Mystery Style of Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter courtesy of her website.

By Dane Marti It is simple to see:  Karin Slaughter enjoys her career.  Her witty and insightful southern personality engrossed and entertained the large crowd at the St. Peter’s County Library, a modern building situated in a suburban area near St. Charles, Missouri. It isn’t an exaggeration to report that the audience was enthralled by…

A Night of Magic with Dr. Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness

By Kurt Bali The Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Library experienced an evening of witchy fun July 25 when Dr. Deborah Harkness, best-selling author of A Discovery of Witches, visited here as part of the promotional tour for her new book, Shadow of Night. Her latest work is a sequel to Discovery and the…

The Young Literati

Young Literati @ Book Swap (Erica, Michelle, Jenny, and Emilie)

by Lisa Miller Saint Louis’ literary community continues to amaze me with its talent, dedication, and variety.  A few months back, while doing some research on one of the many things St. Louis has going on for those of us interested in writers, writing, and the world of literature generally, I ran across these words…

Weiner Tells All

by Tif Sweeney The literary scene in Saint Louis was hopping on Saturday, July 14. At Saint Louis County Library, acclaimed author Chris Cleave was featured (see our write up for this event).  Immediately following that event, readers could cross Kirkwood Road to see another bestseller, but very different author, Jennifer Weiner. Left Bank Books…

Chris Cleave Goes For Gold

by Tif Sweeney On Saturday, July 14, bestselling British author Chris Cleave dropped by the Saint Louis County Library.  Cleave, most well known for his acclaimed novel Little Bee, was touring the US for his newest release Gold, just in time for the upcoming summer Olympics.  Gold follows two fictional Olympic cyclists, training together since…

Picoult & Van Leer: A Mother-Daughter Writing Team

by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor On Friday, June 29, Saint Louis provided acclaimed author Jodi Picoult with a very warm welcome, both in temperatures and crowds at the Saint Louis County Library Headquarters.  Picoult has authored than 18 novels, many of which have landed on bestseller lists and in the middle of controversy.  However, Picoult…