Lessons in Love

Would you take etiquette lessons from a shut-in? Probably not, but it stands to reason that even the best broker of wisdom might have trouble taking her own advice. That’s the premise of Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic, a bit of newly published chick-lit from local writer D. Latrice Carroll. It sounds like there’s more than a dash of Carrie Bradshaw in the book’s heroine, Callie Harold, a self-help writer who can’t seem to snare the true love that she craves. Carroll, who also teaches a class on new-age dating techniques through UMKC’s Communiversity, debuts her tome on the rooftop at Club Xpressions (220 Admiral Boulevard, 816-221-1505) from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is free, and complimentary Confessions cocktails — bonus! — will be served. For more information, see carrdanepublishing.com.

Fri., June 3, 7 p.m., 2011