Big Book Event, Some Even Have Pictures


So happy to be invited by Left Bank Books and the St. Louis Literary Consortium to be a featured author at the first-ever book event from ALL the independent publishers in the St. Louis region. This is a great way to come out to support local owned book stores and brave publishers who want to feature new voices. Come to the CWE this Friday night, I’ll be at Left Bank from 6:00 to 8:00 PM signing books. Have a drink, buy a book, I’ll sign it and give you a big hug.

CONTACT: Kristina Blank Makansi , 314.363.4546
New Literary Group Announces Joint Book Signing
Holiday Event at Left Bank Books – CWE
ST. LOUIS – The newly organized Saint Louis Literary Consortium is pleased to announce their first joint event to
be held in conjunction with Left Bank Books. The event will host publishers and featured authors on the weekend
of November 9, 10, and 11 at Left Bank Books’ Central West End location, 399 North Euclid Ave, 63108. While
books from each of the organizations will be available the full three days, featured authors will be present for
signings at various times throughout the weekend. (Store hours are: Friday and Saturday – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm;
Sunday – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.) A list of featured books and scheduled authors will be posted on member
websites before the event.
“Saint Louis has a long and rich literary history, and this event is a way to celebrate continuing that tradition of
excellence. We’re delighted that Left Bank Books is hosting us and giving us the opportunity to showcase local
publishers and authors just in time for the holiday shopping season,” said Winnie Sullivan, Executive Director of
PenUltimate Press. “For readers who love small presses and who want to support local authors—and local
booksellers—this will be a great weekend.”
“This is just the first event that our new group has in the works as we come together as publishers and
organizations to promote the literary arts in the Greater Saint Louis area,” Nancy Hughes of the St. Louis Poetry
Center said. Along with the St. Louis Poetry Center and the St. Louis Writers Guild, participating organizations
include Blank Slate Press, PenUltimate Press, Stonebrook Publishing, and Walrus Publishing.
For more information about the event, contact Left Bank Books at 314.367.6731. For information about the Saint
Louis Literary Consortium, contact any of the participating organizations or Kristina Blank Makansi at Organization website addresses are:, http://,, http://
Saint Louis Literary Consortium

About Jean Ellen Whatley

Writer. Dreamer. Sometimes schemer. Journalist/memoirist/observer and sometimes constructive irritant. Prisoner of demon muses. Mother to four humans and two dogs. In my spare time, I delete phone numbers of former boyfriends.

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