Author Events

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

Andy Cohen - Most Talkative

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."

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 2:00pm

Sunday Supper with Chef Lou

Rook Cooks

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.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 4:00pm

Teen Science Fiction & Fantasy Night: Antony John, Lenore Applehans, Tamara Ireland Stone & Lauren Oliver

John, Applehans, Stone, Oliver

St. Louis County Library 

This 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.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7:00pm

Eric Jerome Dickey - Decadence

Eric Jerome Dickey

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.

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

River Styx: Loosely Identified

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 $5 at the door.




Monday, March 18, 2013 - 7:30pm

Observable Readings: Michael Collier & Joanne Diaz

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

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8:00pm

J.C. Hallman - Wm & H'ry: Litearature, Love, and the Letters between William and Henry James

J.C. Hallma

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.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:00pm


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