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Book Discussions/Events








13 Plain Talk-Intergenerational Voices Writing Workshop

Spine Bookstore & Cafe 1-4 PM

20 St. Louis Artists' Guild--Storytelling Workshop 10-11 AM

23 Council of Jewish Women--Coffee Talk 8:30-9:30 AM-Zoom



12 MICDS Parents & Students--School Passport Series-Guest Speaker 6-8 PM

13 City STL-SC Dinner, Reading & Panel Discussion--6:00-9:00 PM

16 Field House Museum Reading & Book Discussion --1:00 PM

20 Marquette University Urban Public Policy-Guest Speaker 6-7 PM Zoom

23 Invest STL Reading and BookDiscussion 10:00 AM

24 Urban League Brunch--Home Ownership Panel Presentation--10:45-1:00

27 National Council of Jewish Women Book Discussion 8:30 AM-- Zoom

28 SLU Panhellenic Sororities--guest speaker--5:30

29 Delmar DivINe Black History Brunch & Book Giveaway--8:30-10:30 AM




2  Educators for SocialJustice-Gateway Science Academy South--Panelist-10:00 AM   

16 Tribute to Women Veterans Post 404-Guest Speaker -Ameristar Casino 10:30 AM

20 SLU High-Student anti-Racist Coalition =10:35 AM



12 John Burroughs School-7th Grade Book Presentation & Book Discussion

14 St. Michael St. George Church-Book discussion 11:30

23 Revised Date Washington University Life Long Learning "St. Louis African American History"-Guest Presenter-1-3 PM 



1 StoryTellers Project (UMSL) @ Griot Museum of Black History 2:00-4:00 PM

2 Cultural Leadership (7th-grade class discussed LCOMC & tour Pillars Monument

18 Juneteenth Celebration with SLU Med School Student Scholars (high school) 11:00 AM-12:00 PM @ Schwitalla Hall

28 PlainTalk Panel Discussion-Spine Indie Bookstore & Cafe 7:00 9:00 PM



16 Best of the Bust Belt book launch: panel discussion--STL Style house 7:30-9:00

18 STL Blues: Music, Migration, and the Movement is a workshop for K-12 educators & Mill Creek tour

@ STL Blues Museum noon-2:30 PM

25 STL Blues: Music, Migration, and the Movement is a workshop for K-12 educators & Mill Creek tour

@ STL Blues Museum noon-2:30 PM



16 St. Louis University Visual & Performing Arts Dept. staff & faculty--Book discussion & lunch-11:00 AM-1:00 PM

27 Memphis Carver High Reunion/Horseshoe STL Hotel--Book discussion & book signing









Last year (20223 


1  KMOX Radio interview on Total Information AM w/ Megan Lynch & Tom Ackerman-9:00 AM

 Red Key Realtors community event at Hi-Point Theater 6-9 PM (viewing the movie "The Banker") book talk/Q/A.   

14 Faith Des Pares Presbyterian Church Book Discussion 7:00 PM



Record an interview with StoryCorps Mobile Tour

3 Grace United Methodist Church Book Discussion 12:30 PM

5 St. Louis Women's Club Book Discussion 11:00

6 Kansas City Heartland Book Festival-"Great Reads from Great Places Awardee 7:00 PM

7 Fontbonne University Homecoming Alumni Award Recipient  9:30 AM

7 Kansas City Heartland Book Festival-Panelist 12:00 PM

31 St. Louis University Urban Studies-Daniel Smith (2 Classes)10:00



7  Venture Cafe St. Louis-"Thought Leadership & Public Speaking"

TEDx St. Louis panel discussion

4-7 PM

18 Lois Severen's Book Club 4:00 PM

23 My Vashon High 55th Class Reunion-Dinner Speaker & Book Signing 7:00PM

28 Thursday Night at MO History Museum--A conversation with Gwen Moore and Damon Davis--5:30 PM

30 Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans Gala-St Andrews Foundation Awardee 6:00



5 Urban League Panel Discussion 11:30

7 Christian Network Interview w/ John Jessup 10:30 AM

12 Library of Congress National Book Festival 10 AM-6 PM



Journey Leadership Summer Book Discussion 10:45

14 Aim High Graduation 11:00 AM

15 Missouri Humanities Veterans Writing Workshop 10:00 AM Zoom

22 Missouri Humanities Veterans Writing Workshop 10:00 AM Zoom

25 Robin Boyce WSIE Jazz Radio Interview 11:30 Zoom



Glen Echo Book Club-5:00 PM


4 Principia School Student Civil Rights Museum Opening 6:00 PM


13 National Blues Museum Genealogy Workshop 1:00 PM


14 Cultural Leadership @ Mill Creek Memorial--STL City SC 3:00 PM


16 St. Andrews Nominee Luncheon @ The St. Louis Club 11:00 AM


21 Grace United Methodist Church Book Club--9:15 book Signing

9:30 Book Discussion




John Burroughs School (7th Grade In-school field trip) 8:20 AM


27 Boys & Girls Club Table for Four Luncheon (City SC) 11:00 AM



2 Webster Groves Writing Festival 8:25 AM


6 Teach for America @ Delmar Divine 11:00


8 Pattonville Schools Writers Week 9:00 AM


10 Principia Mill Creek Bus tour 9:30 AM


27 Judy Deutsch's Book 2:00 PM


30 North Side Community School



7 Mich Hancock: MichMash Podcast.

11:15 AM


15 Women's Voices for Racial Justice--Lunch & Learn Kirkwood Library 12:00 PM 


16 Mill Creek Memorial Dedication (Soccer Stadium Plaza)

10:00 AM


17 St. Louis Public Schools Professional Development

(History Museum) 8:15 AM


21 Urban League Housing Division Book Discussion

11:30 AM


22 US Probation Office Book Discussion  Eagleton Courthouse 10:00 AM


24-26 Virtual Writers & Book Conference (Reading/Discussion)


League of Women Voters Book Discussion

3:00 PM (Zoom)


26 Booked Global Book Club Discussion

4:00 PM (Zoom)



2 KMOX Radio: At Your Service.

10:00 AM 

5 Kirkwood Public Library 'On Becoming a Mill Creek Child.'

6:30 PM 140 E. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood, MO


16 Bookclub Discussion/University City


23 'Living St. Louis' with Ruth Ezell, Nine PBS 7:00 PM













St. Louis Public Library Central Branch

Book Discussion & Book Signing 6:00 PM

15 Richmond Heights Library

Book Discussion, Book Sales & Signing 6:30 PM



1 Daniel Smith's Urban Studies Classes

St. Louis University 12:45 & 3:00



1 Book Lovers Annual Event

Harris-Stowe University  11:30 AM

2 St. Timothy Episcopal Church 3:00 PM

17 St. Louis Storytelling Festival 7:00 PM

High Low

22 TEDx Talk 6:00 PM

Kirkwood Performing Arts Center



13 Midtown & Mill Creek

Missouri History Museum 11"00 AM

29 Accept Missouri Library Association Author of the Year Award  Springfield, MO



21 Clayon Schools Teachers' Summer Institute

Wydown Middle School--12:45 PM



16 St. Louis CountyLibrary-Writing My Story:

A Counternarrative--6:30 PM

21 Clayton Schools Teacher Workshop 10:00 AM



4   Home Sweet Home-Book Discussion 3:30 PM

5   Principia Middle School Civil Rights Museum 10:00 AM

19 Edison Condo Book Club 6:30 PM

31 WUSTL/Ethical Society film viewing & panel discussion:

"More Than One Thing" 6:30 PM





2   Book Lovers Book Club--HSSU 12 Noon

7   John Burroughs Book Club--6:00 PM

8   John Burroughs Student Assembly--8:00 AM/Small group student book discussion 9:00 AM

14 Clayton Oasis: Reflections on Mill Creek with Michael Allen 10 AM 

28  Missouri History Museum--Rethinking Monuments & Memorials: Panel Discussion 5:30 - 8:00



3  Book Club at United Hebrew--Zoom 1:0 PM

7   UMSL Alliance on Land Use: Blurring the Boundaries of Public Lands--3 PM--Zoom

16 Oasis Storytelling/Clarendale Clayton--1:00 PM 

20 Ethical Society/Carol Beere 10 AM

22 Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund--5:30 PM



11 Friendship Village Book Club--lunch: Noon Discussion: 2 PM

25 Metro Theater Panel Discussion 5:30 PM--Zoom

25 Jambalaya Book Club--8 PM-Zoom



8   Compton Heights Christian Church Book Club--1:00 PM Zoom

20  Edison Condo Book Club--6:30














2021 St. Louis County Library Black History Celebration Event


Vivian Gibson, "The Last Children of Mill Creek"
Tuesday, February 02, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Virtual
Video premiere: February 2, 7:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/hectv


Signed book available from The Novel Neighbor. 
Curbside pickup and shipping are available. 




Meet the Author


The Last Children of Mill Creek


Vivian Gibson

 Friday, September 4, 2020

 St. Louis Oasis

 10:30 AM-12:00 PM 


Center of Clayton 

50 Gay Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105

 Vivian Gibson, Author and Marylen Mann, Oasis Founder

                                                                                          Clayton Oasis

50 Gay Avenue, Clayton, MO 6310


Past Events:


Thank you for blessing our 109th church anniversary with your memories of Mill Creek.

We can't wait to buy copies of your book!

Deacon Keath Spears

Northern Baptist Church

St. Louis, MO

Heartland Fall Forum in Cleveland, Ohio

Oct. 4, 2019

St. Louis Anthology Launch Party - June 2019

Contributing Playwright for "50in50: Writing Women Into Existence" 

Billie Holiday Theatre, Brooklyn, N.Y. May 2017