Please join us on Sunday, May 28th, at the Focal Point as we celebrate four women poets who rose to recognition from their time in St. Louis. Mona Van Duyn as read by poet, Bridget McDonald Maya Angelu as read by poet, Glendal Wallace Marianne Moore as read by poet, Lorin Cuoco Sara Teasdale as … Continue reading Remembering to Celebrate: Mona, Maya, Marianne, and Sara
As part of #GivingTuesday... There is still time to give back to the literary community and receive credit for your charitable donation! 2016 in Review... We want to share with you, our supporters, the St. Louis Literary Consortium’s 2016 successes. This is our second year as a nonprofit organization, and it has been an exciting and … Continue reading 2016 Year End Appeal
As Black Friday, Indies First Saturday, and the holidays approach, we wanted to give you some great gift ideas for every kind of book lover (and remind you to shop local)! For the Austenite Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld A hilarious modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by bestselling local author of Prep, Curtis … Continue reading Gift Ideas for Book Lovers!
Thanks to all who participated in LIT in the LOU 2016! We had a blast this past weekend hearing authors speak, bringing communities together, and celebrating our local literary heritage. Also, a big thank you to Philip Deitch for capturing the festival with his amazing photography. Here are some highlights from the weekend!!
Jane Henderson, the Book Editor at the St. Louis Post Dispatch, had an exclusive interview with our keynote speaker: Jacqueline Woodson! Woodson covers issues of identity, girlhood, education, and how we can use books as a way of helping us deal with the real world. Check it out here: http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/literature-gives-kids-other-ways-of-seeing-the-world/article_5938610e-d1f1-5a26-ad50-14ac5c6569c6.html
Literary Pub Crawl Saturday night, October 22nd, the festival will culminate in a literary pub crawl in the U. City Delmar Loop featuring readings from local authors in a variety of genres! The Crawl will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the University City Public Library. There you will be given your Pub Crawl Passport so you … Continue reading Literary Pub Crawl 2016
Children's & YA Book Festival Saturday, October 22, 2016: As part of Lit in the Lou 2016, there will be a FREE children's and teen's book festival during the day at Jackson Park Elementary School located at: 7400 Balson Ave, University City, MO 63130. RSVP on Facebook. Children's Program (10 a.m.-1 p.m): Featuring Marc Brown at 10 a.m. … Continue reading Children’s & YA Book Festival 2016
Opening Cermeony Friday, October 21, 2016: Beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a catered awards ceremony Friday evening on the fifth floor of historic University City Hall. We are pleased to announce that the Tradition of Literary Excellence Award will be conferred to local children's author Patricia McKissack. $25 per person. RSVP on Facebook. Tickets on sale through … Continue reading Opening Ceremony
We are so excited about the impressive author lineup for Lit in the Lou 2016. Go to the Lit in the Lou event page to learn more about where and when the authors will be presenting! The daytime Kids' Book Fest is FREE, but the Opening Ceremony and Pub Crawl are ticketed! Tickets on … Continue reading Official Author Lineup for Lit in the Lou!
Who they are: Marc Brown (http://marcbrownstudios.com/) is one of the most prominent names in children’s literature. Author of the bestselling Arthur books, as well as the creator of the six-time Emmy Award–winning animated Arthur series on PBS (with 17 Emmy nominations), Brown is a household name and has been entertaining generations of young readers with his relatable stories featuring Arthur … Continue reading Announcing: Lit in the Lou 2016 Keynote Authors!