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What do women want from medical marijuana? St. Louis author explains

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:00
The author says her mother's friends have asked if marijuana will turn them into Democrats.
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Michael Castro, St. Louis' first poet laureate and a longtime professor, dies

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 16:13
Michael Castro, who helped shape St. Louis' literary scene for more than 50 years, died Sunday (Dec. 23, 2018). He was 73.
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Left Bank Books says goodbye to beloved bookstore cat Spike

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 04:00
He "wasn't fond of dogs and merely tolerated small children." And who knows what he thought of the day's best-sellers.
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St. Louis County Library buys land for new administration, genealogy building

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 14:49
St. Louis County Library will move most of its headquarters to land it has purchased at Clayton and Spoede roads, the library announced today.
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St. Louis' John Hendrix is a finalist in award for best nonfiction books for teens

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:14
Calling it among the year's "works of art," the Young Adult Library Services Association named "The Faithful Spy" by Webster Groves author John Hendrix as one of the best nonfiction books written for young adults.
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Book nerds, grab your ear buds: Here are 8 of the best literary podcasts

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:06
“Bookworm” • Michael Silverblatt has been talking about books on the airwaves since 1989. On this weekly podcast, he interviews fiction and poetry writers (recently: Edward St. Aubyn, Lydia Millet) in his trademark thoughtful and intellectual manner.
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Jon Hamm to join Jeff Tweedy at book event at Pageant

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:43
Jeff Tweedy's memoir event keeps getting bigger and bigger.
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Next St. Louis poets laureate nominated: You've heard these names before

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:25
After almost two years, a nominee for St. Louis poet laureate to succeed Michael Castro has been added to the Board of Aldermen's agenda.
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Professor Gerald Early to receive St. Louis award for literary excellence

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:08
Author and cultural critic Gerald Early already has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. On Oct. 27, he'll add to his honors the fifth annual Tradition of Literary Excellence Award.
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Book event with author Ben Macintyre is canceled

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:24
"The Spy and the Traitor" author Ben Macintyre will not be part of a Maryville Talks Books event planned for Oct. 22.
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St. Louis poet among National Book Award finalists

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:00
Justin Phillip Reed, who lives in St. Louis and recently earned his MFA from Washington University, is among the poetry finalists for a National Book Award.
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