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Maryville Talks Books


Presented by Maryville University and Left Bank Books

Maryville Talks Books features lectures by noted authors. Admission is typically free and open to the public. Seating is open on a first come, first served basis.

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* More videos of the author can be seen in the HEC-TV series, Maryville Talks Books: One on One and Maryville Talks Books is also available on iTunes.


Austin KleonShow Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
Thursday, April 24, 7 PM
The Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road

Lecture, Q & A and book signing

Ticketed event: showyourwork.brownpapertickets.com
$15 admits one and includes one copy of Show Your Work! $20 admits two, includes one copy of Show Your Work!, and $5 will be redeemable towards the purchase of another copy at the event.

South by Southwest keynoter, TEDx celebrity, and New York Times bestselling author Austin Kleon will teach you how to put your work out in the world for people to discover while staying focused on getting really good at what you do, all in ten simple principles. In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by stealing from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey getting known.


Daniel James BrownBoys in the Boat
Wednesday, May 28, 7 PM
Maryville University Auditorium

Lecture, Q & A and book signing
Ticketed event:
boysintheboat.brownpapertickets.com

Boys in the Boat: “Boys in the Boat tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans in their quest for Olympic gold. Drawing on the boys’ own diaries, journals, and photos, the book is the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant.”

 


Jean KwokMambo in Chinatown
Friday, June 27, 7 PM
Maryville University Auditorium

Lecture, Q & A and book signing

“From the bestselling author of Girl in Translation, Mambo in Chinatown is a novel about twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong, a young American-born Chinese woman torn between her family duties in New York’s Chinatown and her escape into the world of ballroom dancing. When Charlie, who lives in a tiny apartment with her widowed father and works, miserably, as a dishwasher, lands a job as a receptionist at a ballroom dance studio, everything she once took to be certain turns upside down.”

 


Mark EpsteinTrauma of Everyday Life
Monday, August 4, 7 PM
Maryville University Auditorium

Lecture, Q & A and book signing

Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness touch us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. In The Trauma of Everyday Life renowned psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind’s own development.

 


Piper KermanOrange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison
Wednesday, September 10, 7 PM
Maryville University Auditorium

Lecture, Q & A and book signing
(FYI – also a Maryville Reads on Thursday, September 11 at 12:15 PM in Auditorium)

In her memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, Piper Kerman recounts the 15 months that she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility for a crime she had committed ten years prior as a very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. Compelling, moving, and often hilarious, the stories of the women she met while in prison raise issues of friendship and family, mental illness, the odd cliques and codes of behavior, the role of religion, the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailor, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison. The memoir was adapted into an original Netflix series of the same name.



2012-2013 Author Visits

Ann Patchett 11.14.13
Jared Diamond * 11.12.13
Sue Grafton * 9.18.13
Khaled Hosseini * 5.30.13
Michael Pollan * 5.9.13
Elizabeth Strout * 4.12.13
Daniel H. Pink * 3.6.13
Lisa Gardner * 2.10.13
David Von Drehle * 1.18.13
Jon Meacham * 12-5-12
Mark Bowden * 11-12-12
Chitra Divakaruni * 11.1.12
William H. Chafe 10.17.12
Eric Greitens * 10.16.12
Bill Donius * 9.12.12
Buzz Bissinger * 6.11.12
Douglas Brinkley 6.4.12

2011-2012 Author Visits

Frank Deford * 5.30.12
Senator Bill Bradley * 5.11.12
Vanessa Williams and Helen Williams 5.10.12
Alexander McCall Smith * 4.16.12
Lisa See * 3.12.12
Luis Urrea
* 1.17.12
Howard Markel * 11.18.11
Charlene Bry 10.18.11
Stacy Schiff * 9.16.11
Daniel H. Wilson * 6.13.11

2010-11 Author Visits

Justin Cronin * 5.31.11
Sister Madonna Buder, ’52 * 5.26.11
Helen Simonson * 4.14.11
Wes Moore * 2.17.11
Michele Norris 11.17.10
Ron Chernow 10.28.10
Steven Johnson 10.15.10
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri 6.14.10

Past authors in the Series

Anna Quindlen 5.6.10
Daniel Pink * 1.21.10
John Grogan 10.22.09
Ken Robinson 1.15.09

* More videos of the author can be seen in the HEC-TV series, Maryville Talks Books: One on One.

Maryville Talks Books is also available on iTunes.


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