Author Events

Assistance League Brunch with John Searles and Antony John

Venue: Missouri Athletic Club Please join Assistance League St. Louis for their Eighth Annual Authors Brunch, this year featuring guest author John Searles and local author Antony John. British-born author Antony John has a Ph.D. in Classical Music Composition and is popular among the young adult genre with novels including Five Flavors of Dumb and Elemental. Tickets are $60 and $100 and must be purchased in advance by calling 636.227.6200 or visiting*NOTE - The original program included Thrity Umrigar.  She is unable to attend. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 9:00am

Michael MacCambridge - Lamar Hunt

Michael MacCambridge

Venue: St. Louis County Library 

Award-winning sports writer Michael MacCambridge presents the definitive biography of one of our most beloved sporting figures: Lamar Hunt, the soft-spoken owner of the Kansas City Chiefs whose audacious challenge to the NFL transformed the landscape of American sports. Drawing on Hunt's personal papers and more than 200 interviews, MacCambridge provides an intimate, original portrait of Lamar Hunt.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Shakespeare's Birthday with Laura Bates - Shakespeare Saved My Life

Laura Bates

Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Join Shakespeare Festival Reads in celebrating the Bard's birthday as Laura Bates discusses and signs Shakespeare Saved My Life. Just as Larry Newton, one of the most notorious inmates at Indiana Federal Prison, was trying to break out of jail, Dr. Laura Bates was trying to break in. Now, a decade later, her Shakespeare in Shackles program has been lauded by academics and prison communities alike. In this profound illustration of the enduring lessons of Shakespeare through the ten-year relationship of Bates and Newton, an amazing testament to the power of literature emerges. Shakespeare Festival Reads is a public reading group hosted by Left Bank Books and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, designed to read the works of William Shakespeare, fictional adaptations of his plays, and relevant non-fiction.

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:00pm