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The calendar, has been prepared by the International Writers Center at Washington University. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Friday, March 10

* Join the SLCL Rock Road Book Discussion Group, Great Expectations, to talk about Amateur Marriage, 10267 St. Charles Rock Road, 10 a.m., 429-5116.

* LBB & SLCL HQ Branch welcomes author Sue Monk Kidd discussing and signing her latest work, The Mermaid Chair, 1640 S Lindbergh Ave., 7 p.m., 994-3300.

Saturday, March 11

* The Mystery Lover's Book Club meets at the SLPL Carondelet Branch to discuss Dying to Call You, 6800 Michigan Ave, 10-11:30 a.m., 752-9224.

* Bring your creative work to the Write Along Writers' Workshop at the SLCL Indian Trails Branch, 8400 Delport Dr, 11:30 a.m. and again on the 25th, 428-5424.

* SLCL Oak Bend Branch hosts a talk by Daniel Flynn on Plato's The Republic, 842 S. Holmes, 1:30pm, 822-0051.

* SLCL Mid-County Branch hosts a Writer's Workshop designed for amateur writers, 7821 Maryland Ave, 2-4 p.m., 721-3008.

Sunday, March 12

* The BookClub has a discussion on Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, for time and venue, 636-451-3232.

Monday, March 13

* UMSL presents professor and author Frank Grady discussing How to Recognize a Virtuous Pagan When You See One, 229 JC Penney Conf. Bldg., 12:15 p.m., 516-5699.

* SLCL Samuel C. Sachs Branch welcomes author Jim Baker discussing and signing his historical St. Louis book King Trolley and the Suburban Queens, 16400 Burkhardt, 2 p.m., 636-728-0001.

* UMSL welcomes Lucy Ferriss reading from her new memoir, Unveiling the Prophet, Museum Room of Honors College, 5:30 p.m., 516-6845.

* LBB presents local author, J.E. Robinson, 399 N. Euclid, 7 p.m., 367-6731.

Tuesday, March 14

* SLCL Grand Glaize Book Discussion Group meets to discuss Betsy Brown, 1010 Meramec Station Rd., 2 p.m. 636-225-6454.

* SLPL Kingshighway Branch hosts a Book Discussion on The Shadow of the Wind, 2260 S. Vandeventer Ave., 6:45 p.m., 771-5450.

* LBB presents St. Louis native and author of Unveiling the Prophet: the Misadventures of a Reluctant Debutante, Lucy Ferriss, 399 N. Euclid, 7 p.m., 367-6731.

* SLCL HQ Book Discussion focuses on Pope Joan, 1640 S. Lindbergh, 7 p.m. and also at 2 p.m. on the 16th, 994-3300.

* SLCL Weber Road Book Group, As the Page Turns takes on Our Lady of the Forest, 4444 Weber Rd., 7 p.m., 638-2210.

* WU Foreign Literature Group discusses A Late Divorce, LL of' West Campus Bldg., 7425 Forsyth, 7:30 p.m., 727-6118.

* All Over but the Shoutin' is the topic for the new Reader Rendezvous Book Discussion Group, SLCL Tesson Ferry Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Dr., 7 p.m., 843-0560.

Wednesday, March 15

* SLCL Oak Bend hosts The Evening Book Group to discuss The Secret Life of Bees, 842 S. Holmes Ave., 7:30 p.m. 822-0051.

Thursday, March 16

* The Borders Historical Book Group discusses The Linnet Bird, 10990 Sunset Hills Plaza, 1 p.m. 909-0300.

* LBB presents William Gass, author of A Temple of Texts: New Essays, 399 N. Euclid, 7 p.m., 367-6731.

* Borders Creve Coeur presents author Larry Swedroe signing The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy, 11745 Olive Blvd, 7 p.m. 432-3575.

* St. Louis Writers Guild Lecture Series welcomes Sci-Fi author Mark Tiedemann, 7 p.m., for location call 821-3823.

Saturday, March 18

* SLPL Julia Davis Branch hosts the Adult Readers Group, discussing Suddenly Yolk, 4415 Natural Bridge Ave, 12 pm, 383-3021.

* Borders Brentwood presents author Evan McNamara signing Fair Game, 1519 S. Brentwood Blvd., 2 p.m., 918-8189

Sunday, March 19

* Pre-submit your writing to the St. Louis Poetry Center's poetry workshop critiqued by David Lehman, U City Library, 6701 Delmar at Harvard, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 770-9130.

Monday, March 20

* LBB presents best-selling author Rosalind Wiseman reading from her new book, Queen Bee Morns & Kingpin Dads, Clayton High School, 1 Mark Twain Circle Dr, 7 p.m., 367-6731.

* Leamos! Let's Read! Spanish Book Discussion Group meets to discuss El Sol de Breda, SLPL Carpenter Branch, 3309 S. Grand, 7 p.m., 772-6586.

* The River Styx Reading Series presents Catherine Rankovic and Lee Ann Roripaugh, Duff's Restaurant, 392 N. Euclid, $5, 7:30 p.m., 533-4541.

Tuesday, March 21

* Southwestern Illinois College presents Martha Patterson reading and signing Beyond the Gibson Girl: Reimagining the American New Woman, 1895-1915, Belleville Campus, 11 a.m., 618-235-2700.

* SLCL Bridgeton Trails Book Discussion Group meets to discuss A Painted House, 3455 McKelvey Rd, 7 p.m., 291-7570.

Wednesday, March 22

* SLCL Oak Bend Branch hosts Bookies Book Discussion Group, who will be talking about Messages from My Father, 842 S. Holmes, 2 p.m., 822-0051.

* SLPL Schlafly Branch Authors @ Your Library welcomes a discussion and book signing from author Frankie Freeman, 225 N Euclid, 7 p.m., 367-4120.

Thursday, March 23

* WU Ctr. for the Humanities welcomes guest lecturer Martha Sandweiss, 305 Anheuser-Busch Hall, Hilltop Campus, 4 p.m., 935-5576.

* LBB presents SLU Professor and editor of The Andre Hodeir Jazz Reader, Jean-Louis Pautrot, 399 N. Euclid, 7 p.m., 367-6731.

* SLPL Schlafly Book Discussion Group talks about Birth of Venus, 225 N. Euclid, 7 p.m., 367-4120.

* SLPL Authors @ Your Library hosts Patricia Rice, author of Small Town Girl, at Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Ave, 7 p.m., 352-2900.

* Authors of The Boys Who Were Left Behind: The 1944 World Series Between the Hapless St. Louis Browns and the Legendary St. Louis Cardinals John Heidenry and Brett Topel, a panel discussion, 7:30 p.m., for tickets call 442-3299.

* The WU Writing Program Spring Reading Series presents First-Book Poets Matthew Zapruder, Richard Siken, and Kerri Webster, Hurst Lounge, Duncker 201, WU Campus, 8 p.m., 935-7130.

Friday, March 24

* WU Ctr. for the Humanities guest-lecturer Martha Sandweiss leads a workshop, 201 Lab Science Bldg, WU Hilltop Campus, 10 a.m., 935-5576.

Saturday, March 25

* Borders Fairview Heights presents author Debbi Stinnett signing The Sinfully Healthy Cookbook, 6601 N Illinois, 3 p.m., 618-397-6097. Catch her again at Borders Creve Coeur on the 26th, 11745 Olive Blvd, 2 p.m., 432-3575.

Monday, March 27

* LBB presents author of Pretty, Little, Dirty, Amanda Boyden, 399 N. Euclid, 7 p.m., 367-6731.

Tuesday, March 28

* SLCL Grand Glaize Book Discussion Group meets to talk about The Namesake, 1010 Meramec Station Rd, 2 p.m., 636-225-6454.

* SLCL Weber Road Book Group, As the Page Turns, discusses Carpe Demon, by Juie Kenner, 4444 Weber Rd, 7 p.m., 638-2210.

* Poetry at the Point, presents readings by Marie Chewe-Elliott, Gaye-Gambell-Peterson, and Niki Nymark, Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd, 7:30 p.m., 636-225-5423.

Wednesday, March 29

* LBB presents author of The Geographer's Library, Jon Fasman, 399 N. Euclid, 7pm, 367-6731.

Thursday, March 30

* WU Assembly Series presents William Gass, presenting a lecture on Metaphor, Graham Chapel, WU Hilltop Campus, 4 p.m., for more info see http://

* The Kirkwood Public Library series Between Two Worlds continues with Kathleen Nigro leading discussion about Out of Egypt, 140 E Jefferson, Kirkwood, 7 p.m., 821-5770.

* LBB presents author of Mama's Windows, Lynn Rubright, 399 N. Euclid, 7 p.m., 367-6731.

* B&N presents St. Louis native Deborah Richmond Foulkes signing My Truth Lies in Ruins and In the Shadow of My Truth, 8871 Ladue Rd, 7 p.m., 862-6280.

* The WU Writing Program Spring Reading Series presents novelist and visiting Hurst Professor Sigrid Nunez, Hurst Lounge, Duncker 201, WU Campus, 8 p.m., 935-7130.
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