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Elaine Viets: Fixing to Die, a Lupus Foundation Fundraiser

Elaine Viets

Left Bank Books - Downtown 

Left Bank Books After Hours presents Elaine Viets at an Evening to Benefit The Lupus Foundation of America Heartland Chapter.

Sip on wine and sample cheese and chocolate, while Elaine reads from her latest mystery, "Fixing to Die." $15 ticket includes copy of the book, plus portion of all proceeds benefits LFAHC. www.lfaheartland.org

Parking: Lot at 10th and Olive; garage at 10th between Locust and Washington; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm

Anne Waldman: Sound Waves: Live Poetry and Color

Anne Waldman

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts 

Sound Waves is a collaboration between The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and 88.1FM, KDHX, a nonprofit arts and educational community media organization. Through this partnership, live and recorded music is presented inside the Pulitzer galleries for all to enjoy.

Gain inspiration from visual art, music, and contemporary literature as vibraphone musicians and commissioned poets respond to Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works. Winner of PEN American Center Poetry Award 2012 and Guggenheim Fellow Anne Waldman, Mónica de la Torre, senior editor of BOMB, and Cave Canem Fellow St. Louis-based poet Treasure Shields Redmond will perform original poetry alongside Judd’s work. Left Bank Books, St. Louis’ preeminent independent bookstore, will be on-site selling books by featured poets. Complimentary wine and beer.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm

Max Blumenthal - Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Max Blumenthal

Left Bank Books - Downtown 

Four years of embedded, deeply-researched, on-the-ground reporting by an award-winning NYT journalist depicts a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly conservative authoritarian politics.

Parking: Lot at 10th and Olive; garage at 10th between Locust and Washington; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 3:00pm

Amy Spalding - Ink Is Thicker Than Water

Amy Spalding

Left Bank Books - Central West End, 399 N. Euclid 

For Kellie Brooks, family has always been a tough word to define. Combine her hippie mom and tattooist stepdad, her adopted overachieving sister, her younger half brother, and her tough-love dad, and average Kellie's the one stuck in the middle, overlooked and impermanent. When Kellie's sister finally meets her birth mother and her best friend starts hanging with a cooler crowd, the feeling only grows stronger.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

Joe Mohr - Robot + Bike = Kitten

Joe Mohr

Left Bank Books - Downtown 

Join Joe Mohr for a special Downtown Storytime, where he will read from Robot + Bike = Kitten! Mohr inspires kids to be imaginative, caring, and self-respecting good people. He does this with poignant poetry and unique illustrations sure to spark conversations on many themes.

Parking: Lot at 10th and Olive; garage at 10th between Locust and Washington; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 10:30am

Erin Jade Lange - Butter

Erin Jade Lange

St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch 

A lonely obese boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death-live on the Internet, and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates, Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he gets are morbid cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Steve Taravella - Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before

Mary Wickes

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Moviegoers know the St. Louis native Mary Wickes as the housekeeper in White Christmas, the nurse in Now, Voyager, and the crotchety choir director in Sister Act. Award-winning writer Steve Taravella shares never-published behind-the-scenes stories that chronicle the life of a complicated woman who brought an assortment of unforgettable characters to life on screen and stage.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

Antony John - Firebrand Release Party

Antony John

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Join us in celebrating the release of the second novel in Antony John's Elemental series, Firebrand. In a dystopian United States, the colonists of Roanoke Island must find safety at the mysterious Fort Sumter, but as they get further from their home, their elemental powers begin to fade. Don't miss your chance to purchase Firebrand two days before it is available anywhere else! Refreshments will be provided.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

Hope Lynne Price - Luke Warm

Hope Lynne Price

St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch 

In this poignant novel by a St. Louis native and daughter of poet Shirley LeFlore, a middle-aged woman on a frenzied search for satisfaction is forced to confront her demons. It takes the spoon-fed wisdom of a well-seasoned, jazzy, old soul to nurse Shelby back to health and lead her to the road of self discovery where Shelby begins her quest to find authentic happiness.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

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