Literary Events

Bee Hive: Bookworks Launch

When: Thu., Dec. 8, 6 p.m. 2016

Kids and books are natural companions. Through reading kids learn about the world, figure out how to do new things or just enjoy well-told stories. St. Louis Book Works helps kids deepen their relationship with literature by having them write their own stories under the tutelage of volunteer editors. Those stories are then collected in a real live book. Bee Hive: The Bookworks Literary Journal is the fifth installment of the series, and it's officially released tonight at 6 p.m. at Subterranean Books (6275 Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.subbooks.com). Contributing authors will read their stories, which range from a pair of brothers on a modern-day treasure hunt ("Cole and Roman's Adventure in Florida," by Cole) to the story of a group of turtles' incredible exodus to their new home ("TURTELANIA!," by Maline). Copies of the book will be sold, with proceeds going to St. Louis Book Works. If you buy one at the reading, be sure to get it signed.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission