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SF STL: TOR #Fearless Women – Tessa Gratton, Sue Burke, K. Arsenault Rivera

Thursday, May 10, 7pm
St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch

Left Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL and Tor #FearlessWomen event with authors Tessa Gratton, Sue Burke, and K. Arsenault Rivera, who will sign and discuss their new books The Queens of Innis Lear, Semiosis, and The Tiger's Daughter!

Inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear, dynasties battle for the crown in Tessa Gratton's debut epic adult fantasy, a story of deposed kings and betrayed queens for fans of Red Rising and Queen of the Tearling. The Queens of Innis Lear brings to life a world that hums with ancient magic, and characters as ruthless as the tides.

Sue Burke's Semiosis is a sweeping SF epic of first contact that spans generations of humans struggling to survive on an alien world. Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they’ll have to survive on the one they found. They don’t realize another life form watches . . . and waits.

K. Arsenault Rivera's lush new epic historical fantasy series evokes the ambition and widespread appeal of Patrick Rothfuss and the vivid storytelling of Naomi Novik. The Tiger's Daughter is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O-Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of one of the featured titles will be required to enter the signing line. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Celebrity Storytime with Amy Sklansky – These Little Piggies Go to the Beach

Saturday, May 19, 10:30am
Left Bank Books

Join bestselling St. Louis author Amy Sklansky for a Celebrity Storytime reading of her new picture book, These Little Piggies Go to the Beach, book and beach-themed games and snacks!

From bestselling illustrator Christine Davenier and bestselling author Amy E. Sklansky comes this utterly charming, silly, and irresistible read-aloud that sends the little piggies from everyone's favorite nursery rhyme off to the beach. Following the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the original (This little piggy went to market...), young children get to follow along as the five piggies pack the car, arrive at the beach, build a sand castle, swim and explore, and play with a beach ball. It's the perfect read-aloud for young children and their adults, providing lots to look at, loads of fun action, and a perfect ending to a perfect day at the beach.

Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:30am

An Evening with Tongo Eisen-Martin & Eileen G'Sell

Saturday, March 3, 6pm

Born in San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry book, “Someone’s Dead Already,” and his much-awaited second book, “Heaven is All Goodbyes.” He is a movement worker, educator and poet who has organized against mass incarceration and extrajudicial killing of black people throughout the United States. He has educated in detention centers from New York’s Rikers Island to California’s San Quentin State Prison. He was also adjunct faculty at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York. Subscribing to the Freirian model of education, he designed curricula for oppressed people’s education projects from San Francisco to South Africa. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of black people, “We Charge Genocide Again,” has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He uses his craft to create liberated territory wherever he performs and teaches. He recently lived and organized around issues of human rights and self-determination in Jackson, Mississippi.

Eileen G’Sell is author of the chapbook “Portrait of My Ex with Giant Burrito,” from BOAAT Books, and “Euphoria Takes One for the Team,” from Dancing Girl Press. Her cultural criticism and poetry have been featured in Salon, VICE, DIAGRAM, the Boston Review and Conduit, among other publications, and she is features editor at The Rumpus. She teaches rhetoric, film and poetry at Washington University in St. Louis; and creative writing for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. Her first full-length book is "Life After Rugby" currently out with Gold Wake Press.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 6:00pm