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Top Transformer: “Off the Menu” by John Frain

In June 2016, the STL Scribblers participated in a 800-word writing challenge on the theme of Transformation. After a democratic vote, John Frain’s twisty and wonderfully Columbo-esque story “Off the Menu” was determined the first-place winner. John received a $25 … Continue reading

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Scribbler’s Transformation Contest

“I intend to speak of bodies changed into new entities” Ovid, Metamorphoses Guidelines for Scribbler’s Micro-Prose Contest: “Transformation” 1. The theme of transformation can be literal or metaphorical–a mannequin coming to life, a girl turning into a butterfly, and a … Continue reading

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Scribbler’s Ghost Story Contest

It’s autumn, and along with the onset of football, the chafe of new backpacks, and the sweet-sickly aroma of pumpkin spice lattes, you may sense a slight — a very slight — chill in the air. That chill signals the … Continue reading

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Scribbler’s Flash Fiction Contest

I’m going to keep this brief. Because brevity is soul of wit, and … well, you know. Scribbler is inviting you to enter its first-ever Flash Fiction Contest. What is flash fiction? It is the prose writer’s chance to tell … Continue reading

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The Scribblers Charter

This is intended as a primer for new members of the STL Scribblers group at Central Library. Here are the basic guidelines for our group, which will be reviewed periodically and will change over time. If you have a suggested … Continue reading

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The Scribblers Celebrate on Monday, Dec. 9!

All are warmly invited to join the STL Scribblers group at Central Library next Monday, December 9, at 7:00 pm for a reading and holiday celebration. Sweets and hot beverages will be served, and literary gifts will be given, in … Continue reading

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Mother Fiction

(Old Woman Reading, Wybrand Hendricks, 1744-1831) Congratulations are in order to Scribblers member Jo Tyler, whose sly dialogue-only flash fiction piece “My Mother” is published over at Flash Fiction World. Check it out — it clocks in at a lean … Continue reading

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Joe Schwartz Responds to Reader Letters

Over the course of three short-story collections, Central Library employee and STL Scribblers alum Joe Schwartz has built a reputation as one of St. Louis’s most relentless and determined writers. Drawing his inspiration from John Steinbeck and Stephen King, Joe’s … Continue reading

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The Word from BEA

Opening Proviso So to begin with a caveat lector: there’s just no way I will be able to adequately “cover” Book Expo America 2013 with any kind of clarity or neutrality. The emotions were too strong. Almost overwhelming after eight … Continue reading

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STL Scribbler Profile: Steve Erdmann

The second in an ongoing series of posts profiling members of the STL Scribblers writing group at Central Library. Steve Erdmann has been one of our most consistent members since the group’s inception in 2011. Reading Steve’s work, you’re never … Continue reading

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