Category Archives: Library Hype

Writers, get ready for WriMo!

Come Write In This November in Celebration of National Novel Writing Month 2016! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by … Continue reading

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The Odd Beauty of Space Raptor Butt Invasion

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 … Continue reading

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What Abe Lincoln’ll Get Ya

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ted Mathys in the Stacks: A Streetcar Named Riot

Central Library’s poet-in-residence Ted Mathys reports from Special Collections, where he is exploring the William Marion Reedy Archive. This is the third in a series; see below for previous entries. In the Stacks is a collaboration between the St. Louis … Continue reading

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Ted Mathys in the Stacks: Hall of Mirrors

Central Library’s poet-in-residence Ted Mathys reports from Special Collections, where he is exploring the William Marion Reedy Archive. This is the first in a series. In the Stacks is a collaboration between the St. Louis Public Library and Coffee House … Continue reading

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Gazing into Reedy’s Mirror with Ted Mathys

Public libraries are places where strange and idiosyncratic projects can be undertaken. The projects go on every day here at Central Library — epic screenplays, syntheses of Marvel Comics and ancient mythology, wild theories on the nature of space-time, you … Continue reading

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