From the June 13th article in the Riverfront Times: St. Louis readers, prepare your celebratory reading lists: BookFest St. Louis will return to the Central West End on Saturday, September 22 for a second year. Dates and headlining authors were announced today, and it’s a promising line-up. Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field (Lincoln, Norma Rae, Smokey and […]
Busts of three major authors who once resided in the neighborhood — Kate Chopin, T.S. Eliot and Tennessee Williams — have found homes on the corners of Euclid and McPherson over the past 10 years. During the inaugural BookFest St. Louis, a fourth and final sculpture finally joined their ranks.
St. Louis book blogger Christina Hickey at Ensconced in Lit recently interviewed Zac Brewer, author of “Madness,” and Nina LaCour, author of “We Are Okay,” as a spotlight on the BookFest St. Louis Young Adult Panel! From the interview with Zac Brewer: “Madness is about a teen suffering from severe depression and suicidal tendencies. For me, […]
BookFest St. Louis author Megan Stielstra was recently interviewed by fellow BookFest author Kea Wilson for Alive Magazine! From the article: “How does it feel to put your heart outside of your body? And how do you do it—literally or figuratively? By going under the knife of cardiothoracic surgeon? By having a baby that you […]
Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs will once again have a home in St. Louis’ Central West End when the neighborhood completes its Writer’s Corner project with the installation of a fourth and final sculpture during a special BookFest St. Louis induction ceremony.
BookFest St. Louis headliner Sherman Alexie was recently featured in St. Louis Magazine, where he discussed “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and more with culture editor Stefene Russell.
The individuals immortalized at Writer’s Corner all spent transformative years in the Central West End. Their time in this historic St. Louis neighborhood shaped their lives and their work. Writer’s Corner, at the intersection of Euclid and McPherson, pays homage to their timeless contributions to literature and St. Louis history with sculptures on each corner.