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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.

Saturday, May 14

* St. Louis Public Library and Missouri Center for the Book presents science fiction writers discussing their books in "Alternate Worlds: Science Fiction Genre Forum," St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid, 7 p.m. 314-367-4120.

Sunday, May 15

* St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Poetry in Song: A Whitman Sampler, Grace Episcopal Church, 514 E. Argonne, Kirkwood, 3 p.m. $18/$16. 636-458-4343.

Monday, May 16

* Mim Rivas discusses her book Beautiful Jim Key, St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh, 7 p.m. 314-994-3300.

* River Styx presents poets Mary Szybist and Jerry Harp, Duff's Restaurant, 392 N. Euclid, 6:30 p.m. $5/$4. 314-533-4541.

* Mark Svenbold reads from his book Big Weather: Chasing Tornadoes in the Heart of America, Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid, 7 p.m. 314-367-6731.

Tuesday, May 17

* Kathleen Finneran discusses her book The Tender Land: A Family Love Story, St. Louis County Library Florissant Valley, 195 N. Florissant, 2 p.m. 314-921-7200.

* Kingshighway Library Book Group discusses The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, St. Louis Public Library Kingshighway Branch, 2260 S. Vandeventer, 6:45 p.m. 314-771-5450.

* Karen Joy Fowler discusses her writing, St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid, 7 p.m. 314-367-4120.

* Machacek Book Group meets, St. Louis Public Library Machacek Branch, 10 a.m. 314-781-2948.

* Urban Book Group discusses Hustler's Wife by Nikki Turner, St. Louis Public Library Carpenter branch, 7 p.m. 314-772-6586.

Wednesday, May 18

* Richmond Hts. Book Group discusses The News From Paraguay, by Lily Tuck, Richmond Hts. Community Center, 8001 Dale, 7 p.m. 314-645-6202.

* Harper Barnes discusses his book Standing on a Volcano: The Life and Times of David Rowland Francis, St. Louis County Library Florissant Valley, 195 N. Florissant, 2 p.m. 314-921-7200.

* Tom Frank reads from his book What's the Matter With Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid, 7 p.m. 314-367-6731.

Thursday, May 19

* Authors Carol Weisman and Richard L. Goldblum visit St. Louis Public Library Central, 4 p.m. 314-241-2288.

* Sports writers Tom Wheatley, Bob Forsch and Bing Devine discuss their recent books on baseball, St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh, 7 p.m. 314-994-3300.

Saturday, May 21

* Sue Ford speaks on magazine writing and Louise Jackson on public speaking at Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Spring Workshop. For details, visit www.geocities.com/scbwimo.

* Romance Writers of America (MO Chapter) meet, kaffee klatsch with Charlotte Hubbard, author of Devil's Fire, 9:30 a.m.; Wendy Drew on "Effective Marketing: A Bookseller Tells All," Barnes & Noble, 9618 Watson, 11 a.m. www.morwa. org.

* Adult Reader's Club, St. Louis Public Library Julia Davis Branch, 12:30-3:30 p.m. 314-383-3021.

* Storyteller Joanne King tells for Older Americans Month, St. Louis Public Library Cabanne Branch, 2 p.m. 314-367-0717.

* A Year of Hitchcock presents The Wrong Man, St. Louis Public Library Barr Branch, 3:30 p.m. 314-771-7040.

Sunday, May 22

* Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading Group discusses Small Things Considered: Why There Is No Perfect Design by Henry Petroski, Washington University's West Campus Library, Moog Lounge, 2-4 p.m. 314-481-0730.

* Elaine Viets discusses her new mystrey, Just Murdered, Barnes & Noble, 8871 Ladue, 2 p.m. 314-862-6280.

* The BookClub discusses The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon, for time and venue: 636-451-3232.

Monday, May 23

* Open Book Club discusses The Piano Teacher, by Lynn York, Barnes & Noble, 8871 Ladue, 7 p.m. 314-862-6280.

* Katie Willard reads from her book Raising Hope, Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid, 7 p.m. 314-367-6731.

* !Leamos! Spanish book group discusses La Noche es Virgen, by Jaime Bayley, St. Louis Public Library Carpenter Branch, 7 p.m. 314-772-6586.

* Mystery writer Elaine Viets visits, St. Louis Public Library Machacek Branch, 7 p.m. 314-781-2948.

Tuesday, May 24

* Barr Book Group discusses Betsey Brown, by Ntozake Shange, St. Louis Public Library Barr Branch, 5:30-7 p.m. 314-771-7040.
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