Tuesday, March 6, 2012

St. Louis Honors Writer

What do Tennessee Williams, T.S. Eliot, and Kate Chopin all have in common? They are three of the area's most noteworthy authors. There are already bronze busts of the two men, and Kate will join them at what is known as Writers' Corner, an homage to the icons of American literature with roots in the *Central West End (CWE) *in St. Louis
(Google image: wsu.edu) 

When: Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:00 pm
Where: Writer's Corner
Northeast corner Euclid and McPherson Avenues
Admission: FREE

Chopin's likeness will grace the northwest corner of the intersection. The Central West End Association, the organization behind the unique Writers' Corner, is planning a public dedication of the bust on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

For Susie Chopin of University City, great-granddaughter of Kate Chopin, the idea of a bust celebrating her ancestor is humbling.

"It's quite an honor to have this in her old neighborhood," said Chopin.

(A few sentences above are borrowed from article on website. Click on both links to learn more about the life of Kate Chopin, and the CWE Association)


How exciting it is to have such talented writers begin and/or live their lives here in St. Louis!

"And moreover, to succeed, the artist must possess the courageous soul…the brave soul. The soul that dares and defies." – Kate Chopin

7 comments:

  1. I always love to see a writer being honored this way.

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  2. How cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I always like to see writers given credit and honour for the magic they bring to many. However, drat you, Kate Chopin is not an author I know. I will now have to investigate further and I have way too many books in my unread pile now.

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  4. Can you be a writer and never have been published..or can you consider yourself a "writer" never having been published. Does loving to write and spending your life write every moment you can, make you a writer? Informative post! Thank you! :)
    Mona

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  5. Wow, I didn't know that, Becky. Learn something new every day. Susan

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  6. Great news to be honoring Cate Chopin, a trailblazer woman writer.
    Donna

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  7. My sculpter friend is currently working on a bas relief brass cast of Tennessee Williams. Very exciting stuff!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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