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“Treasury of Twisted Tales,” by Linda Jo Smith (“Miss Linda”)

Linda Jo Smith is no stranger to Riehlife readers. Not only does she provide creative community programs for the Schlafly library in my neighborhood. She’s also an accomplished poet and storyteller. Linda Jo Smith, fondly called “Miss Linda,” is a teller of the tales we have all come to know and love – with a […]

Yeyo Arts Collective

Yeyo Arts Collective Yeyo Arts Collective is dedicated to women’s art and topics surrounding women’s issues; including family, youth, and community. Dail Chambers, President Jean Brantley, Vice President Yeyo Arts’ guiding principals are: -We believe in empowerment through arts based learning. -We practice intergenerational collaboration. -We encourage creativity and inventive efforts in daily life practice. […]

“Seven Days in Haiti,” film-in-the-making by Phillip Johnson

WHAT: Meet and Greet St. Louis writer and filmmaker Phillip Johnson WHERE: Portfolio Gallery & Education Center 3514 Delmar St. Louis, MO Telephone: (314) 814-0141 WHEN: Friday, Nov.12th, 5:30 -7:00 p.m. TOPIC: Phillip’s upcoming trip to Haiti to begin production of his film “Seven Days in Haiti”. The film will look at the upcoming Presidential […]

An Heir to the Black Mountain Poets @ Observable Readings STL

An Heir to the Black Mountain Poets Visits Observable Readings Feb. 4 Poet Thomas Meyer, executive director of a society that published legendary Black Mountain poets such as Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, and Robert Creeley; will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Schlafly Bottleworks on 7260 Southwest Ave. […]

Zuka Arts Guild Exhibit at Vaughn Cultural Center

January 11-March 15, 2010 Vaughn Cultural Center 3701 Grandel Square St. Louis, MO 63108 The opening for the Zuka Arts Guild exhibit at St. Louis’ Vaughn Cultural Center left us deeply satisfied. “The Zuka Arts Guild seeks to promote knowledge of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions, teaching programs, workshops, seminars and selected […]

River Styx is poetry central in St. Louis

Poet Michael Castro is the founding editor and spiritual father of River Styx. Since 1974 Karen Duffy has hosted literary readings at her Central West End restaurant, Duff’s. Says Newman: “Our literary agenda is to promote accessible poetry. In the early ’90s, poetry had been taken over by academics. It was obscure, unmoving poetry, and […]

St. Louis Social Life: 5 things I’ve learned about our city’s culture in the past 12 months

1) In the year I’ve been here I’ve learned that St. Louis is such a Big Small Town. I love going to functions and watching everyone greeting one another with such warmth—folks they’ve often known all through school, grown up in the same neighborhoods, and can compare the ages and names of brothers and sisters […]