BookFest St. Louis has been named one of the “20 Can’t-Miss Arts Events to Fill Your Fall Calendar” by the Riverfront Times.
“Despite boasting two major library systems, a strong set of municipal libraries, a thriving culture of independent bookstores and one of the strongest literary heritages of any city in America, St. Louis has had trouble maintaining an ongoing literary festival, with the notable exception of the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival,” the RFT writes. “BookFest St. Louis aims to right that wrong with a long-lasting celebration of the literary arts.”
The RFT goes on to highlight the book festival’s three days of author-centric programming, calling particular attention to BookFest St. Louis’ “Prufrock and Other Observations” celebration, which will cap off the Sept. 23 event with a reading of one-time Central West End resident T.S. Eliot’s 12 Prufrock poems by some of the city’s finest poets (Dressel’s Pub, 8 p.m.).