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Story Time Is Back at Subterranean Books

Miss Deb will read every Thursday beginning March 8.

Subterranean Books is ready to begin storytelling again.

Miss Deb, the store's new story teller, will begin March 8. She will read from 11:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday.

Storytelling was suspended while the book store mourned the lost of Georgy Rock, its long-time story lady.

According to a release, Miss Deb raised two intelligent, independent-thinking daughters, both of whom graduated cum laude and went on to receive their Masters degrees (one in International Development and one in Women and Gender Studies).

She believes in stimulating curiosity by developing and encouraging the love of reading and learning at an early age. Miss Deb is now retired and able to live her dream of sharing her passion for books with children. 

Subterreanean also has several other big events coming up.

Noir at the Bar, Part 1

An adult reading will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Meshuggah Cafe.

Robert J. Randisi, author of over 500 books and a resident of Missouri — and a true pulp writer in every sense of the term — will join Benjamin Whitmer of Denver, CO, the author of Pike and Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers.     

Also reading are St. Louisans Sonia Coney and Jason Makansi. Copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase at the event. 

Noir at the Bar, Part II

Part II will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Meshuggah.

The lineup includes Caleb J. Ross author of Stranger Will and I Never Meant to Be Kevin; Gordon Highland with Major Inversions, along with Mark W. Tiedemann and Kevin Lynn Helmick.Copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase at the event. 

Margaret Hermes Reading

Author Margaret Hermes will be reading and signing books at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at the University City Public Library.

Hermes will be reading and signing her short story collection Relative Strangers.

Hermes grew up in Chicago and lives in St. Louis. In addition to short stories and essays that have appeared in journals such as The Missouri Review, New Millenium and The Literary Review and in anthologies such as 20 Over 40 and Under the Arch, her published and performed work includes a novel, The Phoenix Nest, and a stage adaptation of an Oscar Wilde fable. When not writing, she concentrates her energies on environmental issues. Copies of Relative Strangers will be available for purchase at the event.

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