Maryville Talks Books
… and Counting
Since 2009, Maryville Talks Books has been a “must stop” on the tours of well-established authors, up-and-coming writers, first-timers and best-sellers.
All have shared their “stories behind the stories” with captivated audiences—on the campus of Maryville University or at locations around the St. Louis area. Past authors have included such notables as Sheryl Sandberg, Anna Quindlen, Joe Buck, Judy Blume, Piper Kerman and many others.
Maryville Talks Books is presented by Maryville University and Left Bank Books. Special thanks to our media sponsors HEC-TV and St. Louis Public Radio.
Seating is first come, first served.
2017 – 2018 Series
Amy Bloom: Feb. 15
An untraditional life and love story, White Houses is inspired by the life of AP reporter Lorena Hickok, and her love affair and enduring friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt, the “First Lady of the World.”
Not So Late Night: Feb. 28
Join Left Bank Books for its Not So Late Night event. Cheeraz Gormon, author of In the Midst of Loving, will host the event. Special guests Eve Ewing, author of Electric Arches, and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, author of They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, will also attend the event.
Sarah Kendzior: April 17
A clear-eyed account of the realities of life in America’s overlooked heartland, The View from Flyover Country is a piercing critique of the labor exploitation, racism, gentrification, media bias, and other aspects of the post-employment economy that gave rise to a president who rules like an autocrat.