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Saturday, April 20, 2013by millie.lange

Join Left Bank Books, Blank Slate Press, and the Helen Matthes Library for a special Lit at the Library event Saturday, April 20 from 5-7 p.m. The event will be held at the future home of Helen Matthes Library (Former Fifth Third Bank Building) 200 N. Third Street, Effingham. Two authors will share readings from their latest books, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Kevin Killeen, a reporter with KMOX Radio since 1995, has confused listeners for the past 10 years with his regular morning feature, “A Whole 'nother Story”. In Never Hug a Nun, Killeen's comic novel, he takes us back to his youth when he spent long summer days on the train tracks or hanging out at the Velvet Freeze and wishing he were a teenager.

Jean Ellen Whatley is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and author and has been a guest columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, among many other publications. In her memoir, Off the Leash, Jean and her dog Libby set out from St. Louis and drive nearly 9,000 miles across America to revive her life. The authors' books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Left Bank Books.

Attendees are also invited to a Lit at the Lake reception with the authors following the event and information on this will be given out at the event.