SLPA Authors Summer Series at Spine Indie Bookstore & Café Featuring Jeff Bender & Sara Schmidt

  • Monday, September 18, 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Spine Indie Bookstore & Café at 1976-82 Arsenal St.

SLPA Authors Summer Series

Featuring Jeff Bender & Sara Schmidt

On September 18, Jeff Bender and Sara Schmidt will discuss their published books, be interviewed by local author and Spine founder Mark Pannebecker, and answer questions from the audience:

Jeff Bender has been recognized for his insightful works that promote inclusion, acceptance, and positive change in our community. Jeff's latest books explore the depths of human relationships and understanding. Oh, I Just Didn't Know: 11 Thoughtful Conversations for Grandparents and Grandchildren opens a heartwarming dialogue between generations, while Apparel Has No Gender provides a thoughtful commentary on gender identity and acceptance from the perspective of a father raising a transgender daughter.

Sara Schmidt is a second generation Beatles fan living right outside St. Louis. She started the popular “Meet the Beatles...For Real” fan site in 2009 and has since authored two books on the Beatles and their fans: Dear Beatle People: The Story of The Beatles North American Fan Club and Happiness Is Seeing the Beatles: Beatlemania in St. Louis.


This event will also feature a free raffle to win gift certificates to Spine Indie Bookstore & Café (limit one entry per attendee). Authors’ books will be available to be purchased and signed.


This event is sponsored by the St. Louis Publishers Association as part of the SLPA Authors Summer Series at Spine. Visit for more details.

Spine Indie Bookstore & Café is located at 1976-82 Arsenal St.

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