Last night Charlie Brennan brought his Book of the Month Club program to the seminary and approximately 150 people were in attendance to hear his talk with author Curtis Sittenfeld. The event was held in Koburg Hall.
The sponsors for the evening were Schlafly's and Old Town Donuts of Florissant and Cottleville. At first it seemed a odd combination of refreshments for those in attendance-donuts and beer! But it was soon proven that these things were very well received!
By the end of the night...
I got a big kick out of this and it has to be said that Old Town Donuts sent over so many boxes of donuts that even though many many were eaten and even taken home, there were still many more left over. Charlie was kind enough to give them to me for our students. And, lots of beer was also taken. No one had the coffee that I saw.
Ok. Back to Curtis Sittenfeld and her book, Sisterhood.
Charlie asked her questions about the book. It turns out she now lives right here in the neighborhood next to the seminary and this book has many local and St. Louis references.
Afterward she signed copies of the book and the line was long.
And then back to the donuts and beer. :)
Fun night. Charlie is always so complimentary about the seminary and so congenial with everyone he meets it was a pleasure to have them here last night.