Please join us for a signing with John Hendrix for his newest book. A sketchbook is an essential tool for the growth of any aspiring artist, but its blank pages can be daunting to even the most motivated. Obsessed with perfection, many wind up treating their sketchbooks more like portfolios than playgrounds. In Drawing Is Magic, author John Hendrix teaches aspiring and advanced artists to find their unique visual voices and become creative daredevils. Through his freeing, offbeat exercises, drawers learn a sophisticated philosophy of creative thinking--in a way that is totally accessible and fun.
John Hendrix is an associate professor of art at Washington University in St. Louis. His illustrations have appeared in many publications, including "Sports Illustrated," "Entertainment Weekly," "Rolling Stone," the "New Yorker," "Esquire," and the "New York Times." He is the author of Shooting at the Stars and John Brown and has illustrated many other children's books. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Please join us for a reading and signing with Devin Johnston. A new collection from one of contemporary American poetry's finest craftsmen--Through birdcalls and ancient songs, rain patter and a child's scribble, the poems in Far-Fetched "sound the empty space / to test how long / how far". They follow the contours of Appalachian hillsides, Missouri river bends, and remote Australian coastlines, tuning language to landscape. They register emotional life with great care; this is a work of fierce and delicate attention to the world. It is also poetry meant to be heard, alert to the pleasures of sound. As August Kleinzahler has observed, "In Devin Johnston's poetry every syllable is alive; the vowels and consonants combine to make a distinctive, lovely, austere music."
Born in 1970, Devin Johnston spent his childhood in North Carolina. He is the author of four previous books of poetry and two books of prose, including "Creaturely and Other Essays." He works for Flood Editions, an independent publishing house, and teaches at Saint Louis University in Missouri.
She's back! She's back! Our beloved original story time lady, Georgy Rock, has returned to us. She will join us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories,sing songs, laugh, and be silly. For babies up through pre-school and always free.