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.
Venue: Ethical Society of St. Louis
In Most Talkative, the man behind the "Real Housewives" writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show. In a witty, no-holds-barred style, Andy Cohen tells tales of absurd network-news mishaps, hilarious encounters with the heroines of his youth, and the real stories behind the "Real Housewives."
Venue: Annie Gunn's
Chef Lou Rook III joins Left Bank Books and Feast Magazine for a special Sunday Supper event. Tickets are $65 and include admittance for one person, one copy of Rook Cooks, a sit-down dinner of three plates, and wine pairings. Chef Rook will demo recipes and share stories as dinner is served and answer questions during dessert. We'll conclude with a book signing.
More information at tickets are available at rookcooks.brownpapertickets.com.
St. Louis County LibraryThis special night for readers features four talents in YA fiction: St. Louis author Antony John's Elemental, the first in a series, is a marvelous fantasy adventure featuring post-apocalyptic pirates; Lenore Applehans presents Level 2, a gripping exploration of a futuristic afterlife; Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone is a spellbinding time-traveling romance; and Lauren Oliver concludes her Delirium trilogy with Requiem, a riveting dystopian novel of action and romance.
Venue: St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch
New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey returns to the life of Nia Simone Bijou (of Pleasure fame) as she embarks on a quest to enhance her artistic gifts through heightened sensory experience, Hollywood-style. Eric Jerome Dickey's newest tale of excess--and its sky-high costs--is a thrilling portrait of a glittering world.
Venue: Tavern of Fine Arts
River Styx at the Tavern welcomes the poets of Loosely Identified. In 2004, Loosely Identified published its anthology Breathing Out. Members who will be reading include Mary Ruth Donnelly, Grace duMaine, Rebecca Ellis, gay gambell-peterson, Gail Marshall, Karen Mondale, Niki Nymark, Regina Popper, Marlene Schuman, Jennifer Tappenden, and Lauren Wilding. For more information, visit riverstyx.org. $5 at the door.
Venue: Schlafly Bottleworks
St. Louis Poetry Center's Observable Readings series presents readings with poets Michael Collier, whose latest work, An Individual History, is a cycle of pathbreaking poems about the history of a family set against the backdrop of the last century, and Joanne Diaz, whose first book, The Lessons, includes ruminations on natural history, science, music, longing and more. For more information, visit stlouispoetrycenter.org/observable.
Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End
Readers generally know only one of the two famous James brothers. Literary types known Henry James; psychologists, philosophers, and religion scholars know William James. In reality, the brothers' minds were inseparable, as the more than eight hundred letters they wrote to each other reveal. In this book, J.C. Hallman mines the letters for mutual affection and influence, painting a moving portrait of a relationship between two extraordinary men.
Webster University, East Academic BuildingBob Dotson's long-running series, "American Story with Bob Dotson," is a regular feature on TODAY and other NBC news programs and has won more than 100 national and international awards for writing. For forty years, Dotson has traveled the U.S. seeking solutions from everyday people whose comments others might ignore or dismiss. The eight-time Emmy winner will give a talk, answer questions, and sign copies of his new book, American Story.