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Make It Rain Book Signing and Networking Event with Areva Martin

Tuesday, July 31, 4:30pm
National Blues Museum

The National Blues Museum is pleased to welcome St. Louis native, Award-winning Civil Rights Attorney, CNN Legal Analyst and Cohost of CBS’ new talk show “Face the Truth” Areva Martin. She will share her journey from Carr Square Village to Harvard Law School and beyond.

Get ready to tap your feet, laugh and be inspired in this intimate conversation with Areva Martin. She will discuss her new best-selling book Make It Rain: How to Use the Media to Revolutionize Your Business and Brand. Areva is returning to St. Louis after a series of events at Maryville University, University of Missouri St. Louis, St. Louis Urban League and her alma-mater Rosati-Kain High School where Mayor Lyda Krewson declared it Areva Martin week.

The event will take place in the Lumière Place Legends Room at the National Blues Museum and includes live music and a brief discussion of Martin’s book followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations are required.
Please register at www.nationalbluesmuseum.org/event/arevamartin.

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Live Music
5:30pm – Guided tour of the National Blues Museum
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Book discussion and signing

This event is presented by the National Blues Museum. For more information, please visit www.nationalbluesmuseum.org.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:30pm

SF STL: Mary Robinette Kowal - The Fated Sky

Monday, August 27, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Mary Robinette Kowal, The Fated SkyLeft Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL event with award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal, who will celebrate the local launch of her second Lady Astronaut Novel, The Fated Sky, in conversation with Sheyna Gifford!

Continuing the grand sweep of alternate history laid out in The Calculating StarsThe Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well-established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but could the International Aerospace Coalition ever stand the thought of putting a woman on such a potentially dangerous mission? Could Elma knowingly take the place of other astronauts who have been overlooked because of their race? And could she really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family?

“Simply enchanting and another great advance in an already impressive literary career. You’re going to love this.” —John Scalzi (Head On)

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Fated Sky or The Calculating Stars from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Click the titles to pre-order your copy!

Sheyna Gifford is a physician, science writer, and simulated astronaut for long-duration space missions. She was the health and safety officer on the NASA-funded 1-year mission to simulate Mars. A science journalist since 1997, she has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including Astrobiology Magazine, StarTalk Live!, Aeon, Narratively, Nautilus, and has contributed to the creation of science documentaries for National Geographic, VICE, and the History Channel. Prior to becoming a rehabilitation doctor at WashU, was the scientist-in-residence at the St. Louis Science Center. She is STEM mentor for young women across the country and a captain in the Missouri Civil Air Patrol.

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

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Robert Horsey - Gifted

Thursday, August 23, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Robert Horsey, GiftedLeft Bank Books welcomes St. Louis author and critical care registered nurse Robert Horsey, who will sign and discuss his new novel, Gifted!

JT Stone is a national standout, the number one recruited high-school basketball phenom from St. Louis. His plans for college ball, followed by the NBA, are in direct conflict with his mother Loretta Stone’s schemes. She’s a widowed, single mother of two boys with immediate aspirations of her small family rising out of her perceived poverty on the wings of JT’s great athletic ability. Kevin Mills, a man pressed to choose between his marriage or the healthcare career he loves, is no more than a familiar acquaintance to Loretta. But, he becomes a trusted friend when their lives meaningfully intersect. He must be the bridge between the gap of Loretta’s dreams of NBA greatness and the reality with which she is forced to accept.

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Gifted from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Jason Kander - Outside the Wire

Monday, August 13, 7pm
Ethical Society of St. Louis

Left Bank Books welcomes former Missouri Secretary of State and Let America Vote president Jason Kander, who will sign and discuss his new book, Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage, with Missouri State Senator Jill Schupp!

Jason Kander is a former Army Captain and Afghanistan veteran who became the first millennial ever elected to statewide office. Today, he is the founder and president of Let America Vote—and a bold new presence in national politics. In Outside the Wire, Kander guides readers through his journey from Midwestern kid to soldier to politician, detailing with humor and intimacy the lessons he's learned along the way. Outside the Wire is smart and revealing political memoir from a rising star who Barack Obama has called the future of the Democratic Party, and a practical guide for engaging in public service, as told by someone who's lived it.

"Jason Kander is in the vanguard of a new generation of public servants working tirelessly to realize the promise of our country for every American. OUTSIDE THE WIRE vividly captures his experience, energy, ideas, and vision for the future of our democracy." —Senator Cory Booker

Ticket Information

-- A $31 ticket admits one person and includes one hardcover copy of Outside the Wire
-- A $36 ticket admits two people and includes one hardcover copy of Outside the Wire, plus a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy at the event

Tickets available below. Please note: those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of Outside the Wire or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event. No refunds will be granted after 12pm on Monday, August 13.

Senator Jill Schupp, a Democrat, was elected to the Missouri Senate in 2014. Sen. Schupp served six years on the Ladue School Board, including 2 terms as President, beginning in 2000. In 2007 she was elected to the Creve Coeur City Council. From 2009 to 2014 Sen. Schupp served as State Representative for the 82nd House District, which later became the 88th District after redistricting. After teaching in public elementary schools in California and Missouri, Sen. Schupp spent two decades as a small business executive. Born and raised in the St. Louis area, Sen. Schupp attended Parkway North High School and went on to become a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then earned a teaching certificate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She continues to remain involved in her community as a volunteer and board member for numerous nonprofit groups.



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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Michael Kinch - Between Hope and Fear

Thursday, August 16, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Michael Kinch, Between Hope and FearLeft Bank Books welcomes author and Washington University Vice Chancellor Michael Kinch, who will sign and discuss his new book, Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity!

If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing—cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuse to vaccinate their children. Between Hope and Fear tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent—and could easily be undone.

“A terrific book—insightful, authoritative, and endlessly absorbing.” —Bill Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything)

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Between Hope and Fear from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Click here to pre-order your copy!

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Karin Slaughter - Pieces of Her

Monday, August 27, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ

Karin Slaughter, Pieces of HerThe #1 internationally bestselling author returns with a story even more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than anything she’s written before. What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. For nearly 30 years Laura has been hiding from her previous identity. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again. Andrea embarks on a desperate journey following the breadcrumbs of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Celebrity Storytime with Ed Wheatley - Incredible Cardinals

Saturday, August 11, 10:30am
Left Bank Books

Ed Wheatley, Incredible CardinalsJoin us for a Celebrity Storytime with author Ed Wheatley, who will read from his new picture book, Incredible Cardinals, and share baseball memorabilia!

Deep in Busch Stadium's left field, you'll find a wall of heroes. The greatest Cardinals of all time are painted there, reminding us that dreams do come true. On this wall, Dizzy Dean still throws his flaming fastball. Lou Brock flashes his supersonic speed around the bases. Ozzie Smith puts on a show with his fielding magic. Just like players today, young Cardinal fans dream of joining their heroes on the wall. Will you join them one day too?
 

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:30am

Craig Bruce Smith - American Honor

Wednesday, August 8, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Craig Smith, American HonorLeft Bank Books welcomes early-American historian Craig Smith, who will sign and discuss his new book, American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era!

The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom, it was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as "honor" and "virtue." As Craig Bruce Smith demonstrates, these concepts were crucial aspects of Revolutionary Americans' ideological break from Europe and shared by all ranks of society. Focusing his study primarily on prominent Americans who came of age before and during the Revolution—notably John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington—Smith shows how a colonial ethical transformation caused and became inseparable from the American Revolution, creating an ethical ideology that still remains.

"In this conceptually daring and analytically original overview of the entire Revolutionary age, Smith explores the genesis of American political and ethical traditions and sheds important light on some of the oldest and most familiar themes in early American history."—Jason Opal, McGill University

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of American Honor from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

DeRay Mckesson - On The Other Side of Freedom

Thursday, September 13, 7pm
Union Avenue Christian Church

DeRay Mckesson, Left Bank BooksJoin DeRay Mckesson – the internationally recognized civil rights leader and host of the podcast Pod Save the People – for a timely conversation on culture, social justice, and politics.

Drawing from his own experiences as an organizer, educator, and public official, DeRay will explore the issues of the day and discuss the subtle structures and inherent biases that impact our communities. The conversation will also examine the core themes of DeRay’s upcoming first book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of the Black Lives Matter movement from the front lines. DeRay will be joined by special guests for a live, no-holds-barred conversation about inclusion, community, and progress designed to empower a new generation of leaders.
 

“Mckesson and a core group of other activists have built the most formidable American protest movement of the 21st century to date.” —The New York Times

Ticket Information:

- A $28 ticket admits one person to the event and includes a signed copy of On the Other Side of Freedom and a post-show Meet & Greet Photo with DeRay
- A $33 ticket admits two people to the event and includes includes a signed copy of On the Other Side of Freedom and a post-show Meet & Greet Photo with DeRay, plus a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy at the event.

Tickets available below. Please note: those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of On the Other Side of Freedom or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event. No refunds will be granted after 12pm on Thursday, September 13.



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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lindenwood University Craft Talks: Kali VanBaale

Saturday, August 11, 3pm
Lindenwood University Library & Resource Center, Room 343

Kali VanBaaleCome hear expert insights on the creative process from the blank page to the published with award-winning author Kali Van Baale!

Kali VanBaale was born and raised on a dairy farm in rural southern Iowa. Her second novel, The Good Divide, was awarded the Eric Hoffer Book Award for General Fiction, was shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize, and was an Indie Book Award finalist. ​ Her debut novel, The Space Between, earned an American Book Award, the Independent Publisher’s silver medal for general fiction, and the Fred Bonnie Memorial First Novel Award. The Space Between will be re-released as a digital eBook by Midwestern Gothic Press in June 2018. She is also the recipient of a State of Iowa Arts Council major artist grant and the Great River Writer’s Retreat.
 

This event is presented by Lindenwood University. For more information please visit lindenwood.edu.

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 3:00pm

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