In an ancient Mediterranean city, a game of human chess is played by armed visitors and locals every ten years. Turkish author Bilge Karasu has created a work of beauty and strangeness interweaving the narrative of the game with curious tales of defining voyages, thwarted desires, commitment and self-understanding. Join us as we mine the various layers, discovering magical plants, stoat-like creatures, and the peculiar behavior of animals. After a discussion of the many ways the book inspired us, we’ll get creative and develop some of those extraordinary images using a variety of materials.

Free admission. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are provided.

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Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library.


  • Occurred Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm