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“Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis,” by Catherine Rankovic

CATHERINE RANKOVIC’S fourth book, Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis (Penultimate Press) was published April 9. Meet Me collects 13 in-depth interviews with prominent St. Louis creative writers including HARPER BARNES, CARL PHILLIPS, NTOZAKE SHANGE, GERALD EARLY, KATHLEEN FINNERAN, and QIU XIAOLONG. This marvelous book features excerpts from the writers’ work and includes author photos.

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: “Hide & Sex,” by Catherine Rankovic

I met Catherine Rankovic through a women’s poetry gathering known as “Loosely Identified,” or “Looslies,” or simply (in a hurry) “L.I.” She’s a bang-up poet, author, editor, teacher, and facilitator. Read more about Catherine’s career as a word woman after her witty, insightful poem, “Hide & Sex.” HIDE & SEX Let us play Hide & […]

Melding Poetry & Visual Art: Gaye Gambell-Peterson

I met Gaye Gambell-Peterson through a women’s poetry group known as “Loosely Identified.” She merges visual art with her poetry. Natually, I’m attracted to the creative connection between art forms. After I attended her passionately vivid exhibit at the University City Library, I asked her to talk to us about how she does that. Here […]

Rankovic Brings Creative Writing to Life

CATHERINE RANKOVIC will be teaching the 3-credit evening course, Introduction to Creative Writing, in Washington University’s University College in Spring 2010, Wednesday 6-8:30 PM. Try out poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Class begins January 20, 2010. 50 percent tuition discount for age 60 and over. To register online visit:

Graduate Creative Nonfiction Workshop This Summer at UMSL

Note from Catherine Rankovic: Dear Writers: I will be teaching the graduate Creative Nonfiction Workshop at UMSL this summer. For Metro-area residents the cost is just under $900. You do not have to be in their MFA program to enroll, simply write well enough to take a graduate course (3 credits) and be a good […]

Washington University Summer Writers Institute By Catherine Rankovic

I tried to do it alone and failed, so I know that professional writers need friends and specialized knowledge if their goal is to publish and thrive. As writing coach Steve Buttry puts it, “No train, no gain.” It took me years to figure out that, like any other professionals, writers need instruction, moral support, […]