Monday, October 8, 2012

Read Saint Louis Presents Missouri Author Daniel Woodrell

If you live in or around the metro St. Louis area, you might want to mark your calendars for a special event sponsored by Read Saint Louis on Thursday evening.

Read Saint Louis is a community-wide initiative developed by developed by the St. Louis area library systems to encourage St. Louisans to read and discuss great books.

On Thursday, October 11, Read Saint Louis will recognize Missouri native Daniel Woodrell for his distinguished literary achievement. Woodrell is the author of Winter's Bone, The Outlaw Album, Woe to Live On, and several other memorable books.

Woodrell's country noir novels feature unforgetable characters and are set largely in the Missouri Ozarks. The acclaimed author has been "compared to William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy . . . (and) is widely considered one of the best and most distinctive fiction writers in America."
Woodrell is scheduled to appear Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters Auditorium, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.St. Louis, MO 63131.

Thanks to critique group pal Berta Rosenberg for sending me an e-mailing about Woodrell's appearance. Baring any last-minute homework assignments or projects for the grandkiddos, I'm going to try and attend this special event.


  1. I would love to hear this. My book club did the book as a Missouri book a few years ago...dark and peculiar but eye opening too. Did you see the movie? I saw it twice...fascinated by the movie version! A woman director and interesting.....

  2. Hope you get there tonight. I'll be at our local Citizens Police Academy :)

  3. Hope you have a great time! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Guess I'm too late, but hope you enjoyed it!

  5. I love it when libraries, bookstores, and newspapers go out of their way to recognize local/regional authors.

  6. We are so blessed to have such a good library system.


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