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Getting Wicked With Gregory Maguire

Getting Wicked With Gregory Maguire by Tif Sweeney On Tuesday, November 15, I ventured to the Saint Louis County Library Headquarters for an event that I have been looking forward to for weeks.  It is not every day that you get to attend an event featuring one of your all-time favorite authors!  Though I have…

Chatting with Elaine Viets

Chatting with Elaine Viets by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor Where did you start writing? I started with the St. Louis Post Dispatch. They hired me right out of college. I spent the first two years at University of Missouri-St. Louis, and my final two years at the University of Missouri, School of Journalism in Columbia.…

Maurice Sendak’s Exhibit, “In a Nutshell” Opens

Maurice Sendak’s Exhibit, “In a Nutshell” Opens by Diana Davis On Friday, October 28, the St. Louis County Library hosted a kickoff for “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” an exhibit of Sendak’s illustrations and picture books.  The colorful, human-sized panels feature images of the wild creatures, curious children and the vibrant Brooklyn…

Best-Sellers This Week in Saint Louis

As of 10/30/11 Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl McPhee Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Tony DuQuette/Hutton Wilkinson Jewelry by Hutton Wilkinson, photography by Stephanie Hanchett The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Little Black Dress by Susan McBride (See our book Review!) The Adjustment by Scott Phillips The Myth of Choice by Kent Greenfield Cleopatra by…

Book Picks from Julie

Book Picks From Julie by Julie Earhart Green/6 star—OMG! You HAVE to read this book Red/5 star—-YOUR NEXT GREAT READ Four star—excellent read but I’m not still talking about it six months later Three star—it was good, but wait for the paperback Two star—it was okay, but I would tell you to get it at…

Sitting Down with Byron Kerman

Sitting Down with Byron Kerman, Flood Stage Poet by Jenny Beatrice When do you first remember getting a charge out of writing? I won a Mother’s Day poetry contest sponsored by Famous-Barr department stores when I was in third grade. My prize was literally being told I could stroll through the huge department store, and,…

A Night With Women’s Fiction

A Night With Women’s Fiction by Tif Sweeney On Wednesday, October 19, a panel of local women’s fiction authors was featured at the Kirkwood Public Library, including Judy Merrill Larsen, Susan McBride, and Sharon Shinn.  To kick off the event, the library released a special pre-event interview with the authors, and despite the Cardinals playoff…