Monday, February 17, 2014

Daniel Woodrell to Speak at St. Charles Community College

Great news for local book lovers and writers!

Award-winning Missouri author Daniel Woodrell, who grew up in St. Charles and lives in the Ozarks with his wife Kate Estill, will be speaking at St. Charles Community College this coming Thursday night (Feb 20) at 7 p.m.

According to the SCCC website, Woodrell will comment, read an excerpt from "Winter's Bone," answer questions, and sign copies of his books, which will be available for sale from the SCCC bookstore. (Note to self: Don't forget to bring checkbook.)

With the bad weather over the past few months, I've gone to only one author signing this winter. Not only is the weather improving, but SCCC is just over a mile from my home. I'm going to attend this event, learn about writing from one of the best, and buy some books.


  1. Sounds exciting! Too bad I don't live closer. Hope there's a great turnout!

  2. Shoot. This is the second event I've read about that I'm too far South to take advantage of. Sounds like you have a wonderful time in store.

  3. Oh my gosh! This would be such a great night. I did not know he grew up in eastern Missouri...thought it was West Plains. Anyway I love his is all diverse. Had to grow into Winter's Bone and then just loved it. I recently read The Maid's Version and he had me from the first page!

    Thank you for the comment this morning...please tell us about going to the reading later.

  4. Oh no...a second event on the same day. What a quandary.

  5. I'd love to meet you there! Very tired of this forced hibernation.

  6. Thanks for the heads up on this author. We have such talent in Missouri.

  7. I may try and make it. Sounds interesting.

    Critter Alley

  8. Hi Karen,
    Me too!

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks. I'm looking forward to it. Wish you lived closer.

    Hi Claudia,
    I also recently read "The Maid's Version." Powerful reading. Wish you lived closer.

    Hi Sioux,
    It's hard to decide, isn't it?

    Hi Marcia,
    See you there! I'm getting there early because I think there will be a crowd.

    Hi Linda,
    You are so right!

    Hi Pat,
    Hope you can make it. I'll look for you.

  9. I have Winter's Bone on my bookshelf, waiting patiently for my attention. I've seen the movie, though. If that counts.

    1. Hi Val,
      It all counts. I bought the movie and have watched it. It's dark, but very moving.

  10. Why is it that everything happens on the same night? I'd be there if I didn't have another commitment.


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