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Steve Cavanagh – The Plea

Thursday, March 1, 4pm
Schlafly Tap Room, The Club Room

Take The Plea with Irish Civil Rights lawyer & best-selling author Steve Cavanagh, in conversation with St. Louis author and lawyer Michael A. Kahn talking about Cavanagh’s newly published book, The Plea. Share the path he took getting published; his ideas for incorporating the law and courtroom into his writing; stories of his most controversial courtroom cases, and legal practices in the U.K. Cavanagh and Kahn will also share their experiences writing legal thrillers as practicing lawyers and balancing careers and writing.

Event includes:
• Mini writing workshop
• Author conversation and audience Q&A
• Book signings by both Cavanagh & Kahn
• Food, beer, wine and soda and free parking included


Ticket Information

  • $55 - Advance Tickets (Includes presentation, food, one free beer or wine, free soda & Cavanagh book)
  • $35 - General Admission & Tickets Purchased at Door (Book not included / Space permitting)
  • $28 - Students w/ Valid ID (Book not included)

For tickets and more information, visit meetmestlouis.org.

The event is open to the public, targeted to lawyers, law firms and legal personnel. Learn from the best & earn 2.1 MO MCLE Hours!

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:00pm

SF STL: Charles Soule – The Oracle Year

Tuesday, May 8, 7pm
St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch

Left Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL event with comic book writer Charles Soule, who will sign and discuss his debut novel, The Oracle Year, with local author Van Allen Plexico!

Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world.  With only a handful of people he can trust—including a beautiful journalist—it’s all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world. Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, Marvel writer Charles Soule’s audacious debut novel takes readers on a rollicking ride where it’s impossible to predict what will happen next.

“Wildly entertaining . . . the relentless pacing, richly developed characters, and brilliant ending make this apocalyptic speculative thriller an undeniable page-turner.”
—Publishers Weekly

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Oracle Year from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Van Allen Plexico won the 2017 "Novel of the Year" award from the Pulp Factory Awards in Chicago for his superhero novel, Sentinels: The Dark Crusade; the same award in 2015 for his space opera/Military SF novel, Legion III: Kings of Oblivion, and the "Anthology of the Year" award for Pride of the Mohicans. He has twice been nominated for "Pulp Writer of the Year" and won "Best New Character" at PulpArk 2012. He is best known for his "Sentinels" superhero novel series, his "Shattering" space opera series, and the books he has co-authored about Marvel's Avengers and about Auburn University football history. He is also host of the Parsec Awards-nominated White Rocket Podcast, discussing popular culture, the Avengers Assemble Podcast, and the very popular AU Wishbone, an Auburn football podcast. He lives in Illinois and serves as an Associate Professor at Southwestern Illinois College.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Amy Spalding – The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

Saturday, June 16, 4pm
Left Bank Books

Left Bank Books welcomes author and St. Louis native Amy Spalding, who will sign and discuss her new young adult novel, The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)!

Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives, happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a great internship at her favorite boutique, she’s thrilled to take the first step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she’s competing against the girl she’s kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship. Just as Abby starts to feel like she’s no longer the sidekick in her own life, Jordi’s photography surprisingly puts her in the spotlight. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image others have of her?

"This book is the queer, fat girl rom-com of my dreams! Plus-size fashion, a fat girl falling in love, nuanced friendships, and cheeseburgers! Did I mention cheeseburgers?"
—Julie Murphy, Dumplin'

This event is free and open to the public, but book purchase is required for signing. 

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

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 4:00pm