Sunday, Sept. 11
* Michael Kahn discusses his suspense novel, The Mourning Sexton, Barnes & Noble, 8871 Ladue, 2 p.m., 314-862-6280.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
* Left Bank Books and First Civilizations present Cornel West discussing Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism, Harris-Stowe State College Main Auditorium, 3026 Laclede, 7 p.m., 314-367-6731.
* St. Louis Writers Guild hosts Open Mic Night, Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 120 S. Kirkwood, 7 p.m., 314-821-3823.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
* David Horowitz, author of Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey, speaks on the topic "Academic Freedom and the War on Terror" as part of the Fall 2005 WU Assembly Series, Graham Chapel, 11 a.m., 314-935-5297.
* Boone's Bookies discuss Snow Falling on Cedars, SLCL Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., 636-227-9630.
* Sisters in Crime presents Officer Neal Kohrs speaking on "The Investigator's Role in Police Work," SLCL Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh, 6:45 p.m., 636-938-7163.
* SLCL present Steven Watts speaking about his book The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, SLCL Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh, 7 p.m., 314-994-3300.
Friday, Sept. 16
* Harry Mark Petrakis reads from his works on the UMSL campus, Millennium Student Center, Century Room C, 7 p.m., 314-516-6495.
Sunday, Sept. 18
* St. Louis Poetry Center's Public Poetry Workshop features David Clewell critiquing poems pre-submitted by Sept. 12, University City Library, 6701 Delmar, 1:30 p.m., 314-770-9130.
* Philippa Gregory discusses her book The Virgin's Lover, Barnes & Noble, 8871 Ladue, 2 p.m., 314-862-6280.
Monday, Sept. 19
* Kathleen Dalton discusses her book Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life, Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, 7 p.m. 314-361-9265.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
* Donna Biffar reads her poetry, 209 Clark Hall, UMSL, 11 a.m., 314-516-6845.
* Greg Pape reads his poetry, 311 Clark Hall, UMSL, 11 a.m., 314-516-6845.
* Cliff Cave Book Discussion Group meets to discuss A Changed Man, SLCL Cliff Cave Branch, 5430 Telegraph, 2 p.m., 314- 487-6003.
* Kingshighway Library Book Discussion Group discusses Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, 2260 S. Vandeventer, 6:45 p.m., 314-771-5450.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
* Washington University Assembly Series presents "Crime Can Pay: A Conversation with Lorenzo Caraterra," screenwriter and novelist, Graham Chapel, 11 a.m., 314-935-5297.
* Women in the Arts presents Ruth Ellen Kocher reading from her poems, Gallery 210, Telecommunity Center, UMSL, 3 p.m., 314-516-7776.
* Florissant Valley Book Discussion Club meets, SLCL Florissant Valley Branch, 195 New Florissant, 7:30 p.m., 314-921-7200.
Thursday, Sept. 22
* Susan Shipman Cryer performs "All-American Poetry," Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, 10:30 a.m. 314-454-3150.
Friday, Sept. 23
* Mary Engelbreit discusses her new book Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose, SLCL Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh, 7 p.m., 314-994-3300.
Saturday, Sept. 24
* Midwest Mysteryfest mystery writers' conference, St. Charles Community College Student Center, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall, 8 a.m. For reservations, call 636-938-7163.
* Brad Cohen discusses his book Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had, Barnes & Noble, 8871 Ladue, 2 p.m., 314-862-6280.
Sunday, Sept. 25
* Ron Powers discusses his book Mark Twain: A Life, Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, 2 p.m., 314-454-3150.
Monday, Sept. 26
* Nan Sweet reads from Mix of Securities and Martha Ficklen, from The Palm Leaf Fan, Duff's Restaurant, 392 N. Euclid, 7:30 p.m., 647-1925.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
* St. Louis Gateway Storytellers swap stories at the Salad Bowl Cafeteria, 3949 Lindell, 6 p.m., $5, 636-443-2062.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
* Washington University Assembly Series features Jon Butler, author of Religion in American Life, lecturing on "The Miracle of Religion in Modern American History," Washington University Graham Chapel, 11 a.m., 314-935-5297.
Friday, Sept. 30
* Authors Arielle Eckstut and David Sterry discuss their book Putting Your Passion into Print, SLCL Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh, 3 p.m., 314-994-3300.