This calendar has been prepared by the International Writers Center at Washington University. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, Sept. 11
* Michael Kahn discusses his suspense novel, The Mourning Sexton, Barnes & Noble, 8871 Ladue, 2 p.m., 314-862-6280.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
* Left Bank Books and First Civilizations present Cornel West discussing Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism, Harris-Stowe State College Main Auditorium, 3026 Laclede, 7 p.m., 314-367-6731.
* St. Louis Writers Guild hosts Open Mic Night, Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 120 S. Kirkwood, 7 p.m., 314-821-3823.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
* David Horowitz, author of Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey, speaks on the topic "Academic Freedom and the War on Terror" as part of the Fall 2005 WU Assembly Series, Graham Chapel, 11 a.m., 314-935-5297.
* Boone's Bookies discuss Snow Falling on Cedars, SLCL Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., 636-227-9630.
* Sisters in Crime presents Officer Neal Kohrs speaking on "The Investigator's Role in Police Work," SLCL Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh, 6:45 p.m., 636-938-7163.
* SLCL present Steven Watts speaking about his book The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, SLCL Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh, 7 p.m., 314-994-3300.
Friday, Sept. 16
* Harry Mark Petrakis reads from his works on the UMSL campus, Millennium Student Center, Century Room C, 7 p.m., 314-516-6495.
Sunday, Sept. 18
* St. Louis Poetry Center's Public Poetry Workshop features David Clewell critiquing poems pre-submitted by Sept. 12, University City Library, 6701 Delmar, 1:30 p.m., 314-770-9130.
* Philippa Gregory discusses her book The Virgin's Lover, Barnes & Noble, 8871 Ladue, 2 p.m., 314-862-6280.
Monday, Sept. 19
* Kathleen Dalton discusses her book Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life, Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, 7 p.m. 314-361-9265.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
* Donna Biffar reads her poetry, 209 Clark Hall, UMSL, 11 a.m., 314-516-6845.
* Greg Pape reads his poetry, 311 Clark Hall, UMSL, 11 a.m., 314-516-6845.
* Cliff Cave Book Discussion Group meets to discuss A Changed Man, SLCL Cliff Cave Branch, 5430 Telegraph, 2 p. …