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Elliot Gets to the Heart of Middle Age

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By Julie Failla Earhart If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my lesbian friends it’s that they aren’t that different from my straight friends. We all basically want the same things in life: to be loved, to love, to succeed, to be happy, etc. Therefore it doesn’t matter what sexual orientation you proclaim, you gotta…

Book Sales to Support SAGE Metro-St. Louis

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It isn’t often that a fit is so perfect.  A book about middle age that helps to generate money for a group that supports programs for the elderly, specifically members of the LGBT community.  Walrus Publishing has teamed up with SAGE Metro St. Louis to donate 10% of the sales from the Walrus website for…

Your Next Great Read: Top 10 Reads for the Summer

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By Julie Failla Earhart Summer is upon us, and you’ll want some great reads to take along on vacation. Here are 10 of my recent favorites, in no particular order…notice the theme: strong women protagonists: 1)         The Truth About Love and Lightning by Susan McBride St. Louis writer McBride scores a big hit with her…

August Writing Contests

International Manchester Metropolitan University—Poetry and Fiction Prizes Pavement Saw Press Transcontinental Poetry Award for First or Second Poetry Collection Domestic A Room of Her Own “To The Lighthouse” Poetry Publication Prize Gemini Magazine—Flash Fiction Award Memoir Journal—Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Nonfiction Springfield Writer’s Guild 2013 Annual Literary Awards—Prose and Poetry Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival—Poetry…

Writing in Nature: Sylvan Springs

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by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com Of all the amazing and evocative places to visit in the Midwest, let alone around the St. Louis metro area, Sylvan Springs is one of the absolute best choices, I think. Of course, I have lots of memories there, but so do many locals. Not only is this location within Jefferson…

Interview with Noir at the Bar

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by Richard Thomas Noir at the Bar is a live reading series in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted by Jed Ayres (F*ckload of Shorts, Bitches, and D*cked) and Scott Phillips (The Ice Harvest, Rake, and The Adjustment). Hosting a wide range of crime, noir and edgy literary voices, such as Frank Bill, Kyle Minor, Hilary Davidson,…

Saturday Writers

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by Marcia Gaye, Secretary of Saturday Writers 2013 Writers Encouraging Writers. It’s a nice, catchy motto. But to a group of writers in Saint Charles County, Missouri, it’s more than a motto, it is the way they approach their craft. Saturday Writers see themselves as craftspeople with a two-fold mission: to become better writers and…

July Writing Contests

International Munster Literature Centre – Sean O’Faolain Short Story Competition Domestic A Room of Her Own Foundation – Orlando Prizes Indiana Review—“1/2 K” Prize for a poem or a work of fiction Journal of Experimental Fiction –Kenneth Patchen Award—novel Narrative—Spring Poetry Contest (note a different submission deadline than story contest) Narrative—Spring Story Contest—a short, a…

Writing in Nature: River Des Peres Greenway Trail

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by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com The River Des Peres Greenway Trail is probably the most overlooked and forgotten venue in the Greenway Trails project here in St. Louis. It is comprised of approximately four miles worth of walking trails stretched between Gravois and Morgan Ford Road along River Des Peres with two dedicated pedestrian bridges for…