On Monday June 24, Central Library plays host to two exciting literary events.
In the auditorium, we have Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and a recent pro-St. Louis op ed in the New York Times. (Her St. Louis is not one I completely recognize, but hey, the 314 contains multitudes.) Her latest novel is the STL-set Sisterland, a tale of sisters with psychic powers and the conflicts between them. Critical response has been mixed, in an intriguing way, with Michiko Kakutani in the NYT claiming that “for all its problems, Sisterland is a testament to the author’s growing depth and assurance as a writer.”
Upstairs in the Carnegie Room, we present the poets and artists of VSA Missouri as they launch their new anthology, Turning the Clocks Forward Again. Featuring poets from throughout Missouri, this is the third anthology from VSA, a statewide organization promoting artists with disabilities. Several contributors will be on hand and VSA will have copies of the new anthology available for purchase.
Curtis Sittenfeld will also have copies of her books for sale, courtesy of Left Bank Books. Both events begin at 7:00 on Monday night. Hope to see you then!