STL Scribblers Digest: June/July

Literary Events  6/24 (SAT) Janet Evanovich, Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel (Author Talk) St. Louis County Library- Headquarters 7PM slcl.org 6/27 (TUE) Melissa Scholes Young, Flood (Author Talk) Left Bank Books 7PM leftbank.com 7/8 (SAT) Roxane Gay, Hunger (Author Talk) St. Louis County Library- Headquarters 7PM  left-bank.com 7/13 (Thu) Harold Bush, The Hemingway Files (Author Talk) St. Louis Public Library- Schlafly Branch slpl.org 7/13 (Thu) Edward Kelsey Moore, The Supremes Sing […]

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DIY Writer’s Education

Interested in joining a self-guided writing program without having to spend a dime? Consider checking out DIY MFA, a website for writers by a writer. Gabriela Pereira, founder of DIY MFA, wanted to create a course for people who didn't want to (or couldn't) commit themselves to a traditional MFA program. The website includes articles by […]

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STL Scribblers Digest: May/June

Literary Events 5/13 (SAT) Doreen Cronin, Cyclone (Author Talk), Left Bank Books, 4 PM leftbank.com 5/16 (TUE) Leigh Montville, Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966–1971 (Author Talk) St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 7 PM slcl.org 5/17 (WED) Scribblers Writing Group St. Louis Public Library – Central Library, 7PM slpl.org  5/17 (WED) […]

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STL Scribblers Digest: April/May

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.

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

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!

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

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)

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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