Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books presents the Launch Party for the 5th Edition of St. Louis Currents, featuring an introduction from editors Andy Theising and Terry Jones, and presentations from contributors Sarah VanSlette, Anthony Cheeseboro, and Jeff Smith.
Proof of purchase of St. Louis Currents from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line at this event.
St. Louis Currents features strong essays on the region’s historical experience and economic outlook, which are common themes throughout all editions. New topics include historical perspectives on adult entertainment in the Metro East, a demographic study of the region’s immigrant population, plus a scholarly look at “the high school question” that is particular to the St. Louis Metro Region.
Sarah VanSlette will discuss the STL "Where'd you go to high school?" question and what that means for the region.
Anthony Cheeseboro will discuss the entertainment industry in East St Louis and what that means for impoverished communities.
Jeff Smith will discuss the historical perspective of STL "Hub City" from a small trading center to one of the country's leading centers of commerce, and its decline from that apex.
Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.