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Josh Hanagarne - The World's Strongest Librarian

Josh Hanagarne

St. Charles City-County Library 

An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid found salvation in books and weight-lifting. Josh Hanagarne's memoir, The World's Strongest Librarian, tells the story of the former U.S. Air Force tech sargeant's struggle with Tourette's. Determined to conquer his affliction, he underwent everything from quack remedies to lethargy-inducing drug regimes to finally find relief through strength training.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 7:00pm

Suspense Night Featuring Megan Abbott, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Michael Koryta, Ace Atkins, and Reed Farrell Coleman

St. Louis County Library 

Join us for an evening with five outstanding mystery and suspense writers who will each read from recent work and discuss their craft. This event brings together top writers from across the country, including Michael Koryta (The Prophet), Ace Atkins (Wonderland), Reed Farrel Coleman (Onion Street), Megan Abbott (Dare Me), and Hank Phillippi Ryan (The Other Woman).

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

Mark Teague - The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf

Mark Teague

St. Louis County Library 

Celebrated children's author Mark Teague returns with The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, a zany retelling of the beloved children's tale. Three pigs spend their money on different things: potato chips, sody-pop, and building supplies. When the hungry wolf gets to the third pig's brick house, everyone comes together and the fun begins. Bring the whole family for this reading and book signing!

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 7:00pm

Rami Shamir & m. craig

Rami Shamir & m. craig

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Rami Shamir and m. craig join us from Brooklyn to discuss their new works of literary fiction from the small press, Underground Editions. According to Barney Rosset--founder of Grove Press and legendary publisher of Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs, and Samuel Beckett--"Train to Pokipse is a Catcher in the Rye for the new century, and Rami Shamir is an authentic literary voice for a new lost generation." m. craig likes to make ordinary things magical and shows the magic in ordinary with her first book, The Narrows.

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

Lit at the Library: Kevin Killeen & Jean Ellen Whatley

Kevin Killeen & Jean Ellen Whatley

The Future Helen Matthes Library 

Join Left Bank Books, Blank Slate Press, and the Helen Matthes Library for a special Lit at the Library event. Enjoy readings from two authors, followed by a Q&A and book signing. A reporter with KMOX Radio since 1995, Kevin Killeen has confused listeners for the past ten years with is regular morning feature, A Whole 'nother Story. In Never Hug a Nun, Killeen's comic novel, he takes us back to his youth when he spent long summer days on the train tracks or hanging out at the Velvet Freeze and wishing he were a teenager. Jean Ellen Whatley is an Emmy Award-winning journalist cum author and has been a guest columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, among many other publications. In her memoir, Off the Leash, Jean and her dog Libby set out from St. Louis and drive nearly 9,000 miles across America to revive her life. The authors' books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Left Bank Books. Attendees are also invited to a Lit at the Lake reception with the authors following the event.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 5:00pm

Poetry Reading with Jessica Baran and Jennifer Kronovet

Jessica Baran & Jennifer KronovetJoin us for a poetry reading! Jessica Baran, the art writer for the Riverfront Times, and Jennifer Kronovet are the co-creators of the fort gondo poetry series in St. Louis. Baran's poems in her new collection, Equivalents, were described by Mary Jo Bang as "evidence of a mind that emits thought the way a quick-spinning, millisecond pulsar emits radio waves--with devastating precision… They are distinctive, inventive, intrepid, and discerning." Kronovet's collection, Awayward, was described by National Book Award-winning poet Jean Valentine as "surprising and compelling and beautiful, so intelligent and felt."
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

St. Louis Comic Con: Book Signing with Sharon Shinn and Angie Fox

Venue: America's Center, Comic Con, Booth 101/103 Wizard World brings Comic Con to St. Louis for the first time! Join us in booth 101 & 103 for a book signing with authors Sharon Shinn (The Shape of Desire, Troubled Waters) and Angie Fox (The Accidental Demon Slayer). Books for signing will be available for purchase in the booth. For details on St. Louis Comic Con ticketing and programming, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html.

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 4:00pm

St. Louis Comic Con: Book Signing with Rachel Neumeier and Fiona Paul

Venue: America's Center, Comic Con, Booth 101/103 Wizard World brings Comic Con to St. Louis for the first time! Join us in booth 101 & 103 for a book signing with authors Rachel Neumeier (House of Shadows) and Fiona Paul (Venom). Books for signing will be available for purchase in the booth. For details on St. Louis Comic Con ticketing and programming, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html.

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 12:00pm

St. Louis Comic Con: Book Signing with Heather Brewer, Rachel Neumeier, and Fiona Paul

Venue: America's Center, Comic Con, Booth 101/103 Wizard World brings Comic Con to St. Louis for the first time! Join us in booth 101 & 103 for a book signing with authors Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, The Slayer Chronicles), Rachel Neumeier (House of Shadows), and Fiona Paul (Venom). Books for signing will be available for purchase in the booth. For details on St. Louis Comic Con ticketing and programming, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

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