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6 Local Storytellers Take The Microphone, Share Tales Of The St. Louis They Know And Love

Local author Amanda Doyle signs a copy of one of her books for Charlie Wunderlich, 8, at the Missouri Athletic Club after the STL Storytelling Live event Aug. 29.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio
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Local author Amanda Doyle signs a copy of one of her books for Charlie Wunderlich, 8, at the Missouri Athletic Club after the STL Storytelling Live event Aug. 29.
Local author Amanda Doyle signs a copy of one of her books for Charlie Wunderlich, 8, at the Missouri Athletic Club after the STL Storytelling Live event Aug. 29.
Credit Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio
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Local author Amanda Doyle signs a copy of one of her books for Charlie Wunderlich, 8, at the Missouri Athletic Club after the STL Storytelling Live event Aug. 29.

The legacy of George B. Vashon. The history of the St. Louis Browns. The special moments that took place at the Top of the Tower. A handful of local authors and historians revisited all of this and more during last week’s STL Storytelling Live event at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis.

Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air featured highlights from the evening, with stories running the gamut from the humorous, to the surprising, to the hopeful. The storytellers included Bill Clevlen, Carol Shepley, Amanda Doyle, Ed Wheatley, Calvin Riley and Cameron Collins.

The event was sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio, Reedy Press and the Missouri Athletic Club.

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Alexis Moore. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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Evie Hemphill joined the St. Louis on the Air team in February 2018. After earning a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 2005, she started her career as a reporter for the Westminster Window in Colorado. Several years later she went on to pursue graduate work in creative writing at the University of Wyoming and moved to St. Louis upon earning an MFA in the spring of 2010. She worked as writer and editor for Washington University Libraries until 2014 and then spent several more years in public relations for the University of Missouri–St. Louis before making the shift to St. Louis Public Radio.