From the September 14th article on St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
The second year of BookFest St. Louis features more authors, a larger street footprint and about two dozen vendors. But Kris Kleindienst says organization seems easier.
“In many respects, it’s less work because we didn’t have to invent it,” she says. “We’re building on general public awareness of the fair,” the longtime bookseller says. “I’ve seen people on social media share that a favorite author will be there.”
The fest is a daylong event Sept. 22 featuring writers and panels for various interests and ages. The night before, Sally Field is keynote speaker at the Chase Park Plaza. Only Field’s event and one featuring novelist Gary Shteyngart require tickets; all others are free.
Most of the speakers are near the intersection of McPherson Avenue and Euclid Avenue, the home of Kleindienst’s Left Bank Books. The event is presented by the Central West End, Left Bank Books and the Left Bank Books Foundation.
Read the full article here.