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Book Review: Little Black Dress

Book Review:  Little Black Dress by Susan McBride by Tif Sweeney According to Coco Chanel, “a woman without a little black dress has no future.”  In Susan McBride’s Little Black Dress (LBD), it is the dress itself that shapes the future of three women.  It all began years ago when the dress appeared in the…

Sitting Down with Catherine Rankovic

Catherine Rankovic is a contributor to Walrus Publishing’s Flood Stage: An Anthology of St.  Louis Poets.  She is the author of Meet Me: Writers in St.  Louis (2010), Island Universe: Essays and Entertainments (2007), Fierce Consent and Other Poems (2005) and a co-author of Guilty Pleasures: Indulgences, Addictions, and Obsessions (2003).  She has published essays…

Coming up in September!

Summer may be coming to a close, but the literary events in Saint Louis haven’t slowed down a bit.  They just keep coming!  In fact, there doesn’t seem to be a day in September without something literary happening.  Our staff at Walrus is going to several of the events, so we can share them with…

A Magical Evening with Susan McBride

A Magical Evening with Susan McBride By Tif Sweeney On Wednesday, August 24 a crowd gathered at the Schlafly Branch of the Saint Louis Public Library for local author, Susan McBride’s latest release, Little Black Dress.  The author came prepared, complete with a little black dress of her own and accompanied by a little black…

Sitting Down with Curtis Comer

Sitting Down with Curtis Comer by Jenny Beatrice How did you get your start a writer? I’ve always liked story-telling. When I was a kid I would write stories, complete with illustrations, for my little brother’s Head Start class. I stopped writing for years, and decided instead to pursue a career as a graphic artist.…

Bestsellers for August 14, 2011

Bestsellers for August 14, 2011 The Help by Kathryn Stockett Room by Emma Donoghue A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard Go the F*** To Sleep by Adam Mansbach Noir at the Bar by Jedidiah Ayers and Scott Phillips, editors State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Light Bringer Chris Digiuseppi and Mike Force The Adjustment Scott…

Sitting Down with Matt Freeman

Matthew Freeman has been a poet since he was a teenager in Dogtown, St. Louis. Since then he has fallen in love, traveled the country, and sung his songs. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 24, he drifted in and out of hospitals before finally beginning his recovery. He now lives and writes in…

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts

Book Review:  In the Garden of Beasts by Tif Sweeney Many readers are familiar with Erik Larson because of his nonfiction success, The Devil in the White City, a book that remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than three years (when combining hardcover and paperback editions).  When I read Devil years…