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Meet the Young Literati of St. Louis

Sarah Pritchard

by Diana Davis Sarah Pritchard had a brilliant, infectious smile as she welcomed me, as well as the group of young professionals who meandered in, to the Swap Meet last Tuesday at The Schlafly Tap Room on 2100 Locust Street where “The Young Literati” meet the second Tuesday of every month from 6 to 8…

Book Review: Lucy by Ellen Feldman

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by Julie Failla Earhart Tackling historic figures is nothing new for author Ellen Feldman. With such novels as Scottsboro and The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, Feldman is a pro at researching historic eras.  With Lucy, Feldman digs into the life of one of the more obscure yet highly controversial women of the mid-twentieth century,…

Dr. Julie Williams Part of a Rare Titanic Family

A Rare Titanic Family

In the last one hundred years of American history, few events have captured the imagination like the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic April 14, 1912. The tragedy of the maiden voyage of the biggest ship in the world at that time holds many diverse story lines, from heroism on a grand scale to cowardice that…

A Chat with Joanna Campbell Slan

Joanna Campbell Slan

by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo I’m not sure exactly how I met Joanna Campbell Slan. I’m pretty sure that it was through the St. Louis Writer’s Guild, the Missouri Writer’s Guild, or author Susan McBride. Or maybe it was at the now-defunct The Big Read. It doesn’t matter; Joanna is a pleasure. A master scrap-booker, she has…

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…

Writing Contests for September

Farmingdale State College—The Paumanok Poetry Award Glimmer Train Press—Open Fiction Literal Latte—Ames Essay Award Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest—Creative Non-fiction Red Hen Press-Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award Springfield Writers’ Guild—Annual Literary Awards University of Iowa Press—Short Fiction Award Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Awards Farmingdale State College—The Paumanok Poetry Award Entry fee: $25 Prizes:…