From the August 27th article on Nicki’s Central West End Guide: The last authors to appear at 2017’s BookFest St. Louis in the Central West End had just packed their bags and headed for the airport when organizers, thrilled with the success of the inaugural event, started planning for 2018’s BookFest. The organizing team, including […]
From the August 14th article on Only In Your State: Missouri has been home to some of the best authors in American history! However, did you know there is a large book festival coming to Missouri this September? Whether you’re a book worm or casual reader, this literary festival will keep you entertained all day […]
BookFest St. Louis was recently the recipient of a 2018 A-List Award for Best Literary Festival from St. Louis Mazagine! From the July Issue: Left Bank Books and the Central West End Community Improvement District saw a huge blank space where a literary festival should be and made it happen. Unlike many book fests, which […]
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.