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 coming Saturday, […]

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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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The odd beauty of Space Raptor Butt Invasion

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I'm skeptical. I scan the library's shelves for the telltale spine typography of the self-published and I'm skeptical. I Google their print-on-demanders and their price packages and I'm skeptical. I flip through their pages, a veritable collage of design and editorial missteps, and I'm skeptical. These Indie Author Day people and their glittery SELF-e marketing scheme give […]

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What Abe Lincoln’ll get ya

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What with Barnes & Noble's recent decision to take the plunge and stock self-published content, it would appear the indie book industry is on the rise, right? There are the proverbial success stories: Fifty Shades of Grey, The Martian. But content aside, it's often even tougher for the self-published to pass muster cover-wise. Peek into one writer's […]

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… And we’re back!

Scribblers, Please forgive the hiatus -- as I'm sure many of you know by now, the STL Scribblers group has changed hands since founder Eric Lundgren moved out east. I'm the new facilitator, Lainie Formby, and I'm happy to have been asked to join such a welcoming community of writers! I have some activities planned […]

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