You've been disappointed by author readings before. That last girlfriend of yours would drag you to any old amateur thing she could find. And you hated her for it. But here's the thing — by vowing to never attend another literary event after you and her broke up, you've prevented yourself from hearing some enlightening stuff. Rectify this situation and reclaim the author reading with this month's installment of the Observable Readings series. These events are held at the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood), so beer is available — one point for the good guys. And the authors who participate are talented, interesting people — another point. See for yourself tonight when native St. Louisan, poet and New Yorker staff writer Dana Goodyear is joined by poet Aliki Barnstone, a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Admission to the reading is free, and it begins at 8 p.m. For more information call 314-216-1878 or visit www.observable.org.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2008