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Observable Readings: Aaron Belz

Observable Readings

Venue: Schlafly Bottleworks 

St. Louis Poetry Center presents Aaron Belz, a poet and former professor of English and Creative Writing at Fontbonne University, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Providence Christian College. He is the author of Lovely, Raspberry and The Bird Hoverer. For more information, visit

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 8:00pm

Shen Yun Presentation

Shen Yun

Venue: Left Bank Books - Downtown 

Shen Yun is a music and dance performance celebrating 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Learn more about the art from speaker Karen Tian and musician Connie Kang, who will play the Yangqin, at this presentation.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 6:30pm

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: John Boyne - The House of Special Purpose

Venue: Ethical SocietyJohn Boyne 

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival presents John Boyne, the award-winning author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas. He will be reading from his new work, The House of Special Purpose. Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenevto prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia in the early twentieth century: a time of change, threat, and bloody revolution. Admission $15. For more information, visit or call 314-442-3299.

Read a review of The House of Special Purpose and an interview with John here

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:30pm

Adam Grant - Give and Take

Adam Grant

Venue: St. Louis County Library 

The St Louis County Library hosts Adam Grant, author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. An innovative, groundbreaking book, Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, and leadership skills have in common and opens up an approach to success. Books available for sale by Left Bank Books

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Catie Hartsfield - The Year of the Cicadas

Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End Catie Hartsfield’s life changed dramatically when she received the news that her son had fallen 180 feet off a cliff. The Year of the Cicadas is the true story of this mother’s journey and the ripple effects the accident had on her and her family’s life. Join us for a reading from The Year of the Cicadas to be followed with a book signing. A percentage of book sales will be donated to the family Grant Henry, a young man who was in a recent automobile accident and is still in Children's Hospital.

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Speakeasy, Read Freely: A St. Louis Indie Bookstore Alliance World Book Night Reception

Venue: Mad Art Gallery Join the St. Louis Indie Bookstore Alliance the night before World Book Night for a reception featuring J.R. Moehringer, author of the 2013 World Book Night selection The Tender Bar and, most recently, Sutton. Moehringer will appear in conversation with novelist Curtis Sittenfeld, acclaimed author of Prep and American Wife. The authors will discuss the importance of literature and fostering a love of reading. Moehringer's Sutton, set in the Prohibition era, inspired this "Speakeasy, Read Freely" theme, and we will have live jazz music and a cash bar at the event. This reception is sponsored by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance and is free and open to the public. World Book Night Book Givers may also pick up their books from participating bookstores at this event.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Go! Girl Guides


Venue: Left Bank Books - Downtown  

 Go! Girl Guides publishes travel guidebooks made just for women and volunteers.

The creators of Go! Girl Guides will share safety tips for women traveling on a budget and stories about what it's really like to be a travel writer. Come get inspired to take on the world!

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:00pm

Dinner Party with Mary Roach

Mary RoachThe irresistible, ever-curious and always bestselling author Mary Roach returns with a new adventure into the invisible realm that people carry around inside with Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Join Left Bank Books and Feast magazine for a dinner party with Mary Roach. The author will read passages while L'Ecole Culinaire serves food inspired by the book, concluding with a Q&A and book signing. Tickets are $55, admitting one person and including dinner, the lecture, and a copy of Gulp, and are available at
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

Keith Schildroth - St. Louis Cardinals: Where Have You Gone?

Keith Schildroth

Venue: Left Bank Books - Downtown 

The St. Louis Cardinals are a team steeped in history and a winning tradition. The secret to their success is in those special players who have been lucky enough to don the Birds at Bat. St. Louis Cardinals: Where Have You Gone? catches up with over thirty-five former Redbirds. Fans will delight in hearing about the post-baseball careers of stars from every era. Keith Schildroth worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for over 30 years.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:00pm


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