STL Scribblers Digest: April/May

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Literary Events - April/May 4/1-5/13 (Saturdays excluding 4/15 and 4/29) - Women Veterans Writing Workshops, St. Louis Public Library: Central, 10:30 am- 2:30 pm. https://www.slpl.org/news/st-louis-public-library-and-missouri-humanities-council-present-4th-season-of-veterans-writing-workshops/ 4/13 (Thu) - Poetry by Number (Poetry talk and workshop), St. Louis Public Library: Central, 7-8:30 pm. https://slpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index 4/13 (Thu) - Amina Cain Reads from Her Fiction, Washington University Hurst Lounge, Dunker […]

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Fast read, slow burn.

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Stuck in a writing rut? Writing a flash fiction story has the potential to stimulate creativity through its strict length requirement— requiring the writer to forego loquacity for more vivid, efficient language. Flash fiction is an extremely brief work of fiction that, unlike other short stories, lacks a traditional story arc. While some argue that flash […]

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STL Scribblers Digest: March/April 2017

Literary Events March/April 3/23 (Thu)- Terrance Hayes Reads from His Poetry, Washington University Saint Louis, Women's Building Formal Lounge, 8 pm. 3/30 (Thu)- Augusten Burroughs, Saint Louis Public Library, Schlafly Branch, 7 pm. 4/6 (Thu)- 10 Books Every Writer Should Read, Saint Louis Public Library, Central, 4 pm- 5 pm. 4/7 (Fri)- Chelsea Clinton It's […]

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STL Scribblers Digest: January/February 2017

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LITERARY EVENTS – JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1/26 (Thu) – Aditi Machado and Kea Wilson. Washington University, Duncker Hall 201, Hurst Lounge, 8 pm. 1/27 (Fri) – Bernice King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 7 pm. 1/27 (Fri) – 100 Boots Poetry Series: Lyn Hejinian and Alison C. Rollins. Pulitzer Arts […]

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Resolve to Read, Resolve to Write!

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2017 is practically here. (Thank GOODNESS.) If you've resolved to write more in the new year, it wouldn't hurt to read a little more as well. Book Riot's compiled a handy little list of too-good-to-pass-up literary newsletters for the poetry or prose enthusiast (or combo poetry/prose enthusiast) -- finding a slice of writing in your inbox every day […]

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Accessing Octavia

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Science fiction master Octavia Butler has been receiving lots of attention lately for her political prescience. Also of note, though, is the upcoming public release of her material from The Huntington Library's archives, which comprises her journals and personal papers (i.e., "rough and original novel drafts, photographs, journals, personal correspondences, financial records, mementos and memorabilia," according to […]

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Sustaining your NaNo momentum (i.e., foiling the SLUMP)

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NaNo is coming to a close. If you haven't bowed out already (in which case, I applaud you!), I bet a night away from the keyboard is looking more and more appealing... ONE way to stave off that seductive Slump: join us for our final Come Write In! session here at Central Library, this […]

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STL Scribblers Digest: November/December 2016 & January 2017

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LITERARY EVENTS – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER/JANUARY 11/17 (Thu) – Local Author Open House. Meet over 100 St. Charles-area authors, express your creativity, and win prizes! St. Charles City-County Library – Spencer Road, 6-8 pm. 11/17 (Thu) – Mitchell Jackson, The Residue Years. Washington University, Busch Hall, Room 18, 4 pm. 11/19 & 11/26 (Sat) – Come Write […]

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Little did we know, a Wrimo dunnit!

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  November is upon us, and this Saturday is Central Library's inaugural Write In! Check out these NaNoWriMo-themed lists (and our NaNoWriMo-themed display, pictured here) in preparation: Little did we know, a WriMo dunnit! NaNoWriMo 2016: Books to Help You Hit 50,000 Place a hold or two, and/or come on in to Central for a dose […]

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STL Scribblers Digest: October/November 2016

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LITERARY EVENTS – OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 10/20 (Thu) – Subterranean’s Sweet 16! Party bag giveaways all day and happy hour from 5:30-7:30 pm. Subterranean Books, 11 am – 8 pm. 10/22 (Sat) – Lit in the Lou feat. Marc Brown and Jacqueline Woodson. Discussions and book signings with children’s and teen’s writers 10 am to 4:15 pm, […]

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