Henry Schvey, Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis, reads from his newest work, The Poison Tree: a memoir. The book is a study of Schvey’s relationship to his father, an illumination of the secret life of a father in the world of global high finance who was powerful, highly respected, and greatly feared, and of a journey―both sad and tragicomic―that ultimately leads to forgiveness. A.E. Hotchner says, “The Poison Tree is a tantalizing coming of age memoir that painstakingly recalls the joys and pains of a boy’s passage into celebrated manhood.” Books available for signing. Park in MSC Garage N, across street from Gallery 210, which is next to UMSL MetroLink Station N. Attendance and parking are free. No advance registration needed.