Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Book and Reading News for October 2009

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FREE Friends of the UNCG Libraries Events

Monday, October 5—Fred Chappell reading from his new book of poetry, Shadow Box, Faculty Center, 4 p.m. (co-sponsored with the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts)

Monday, October 5—Book Discussion of Stoner, by John Williams, led by Michael Parker of the English Department,. Jackson Library, Hodges Reading Room, 7 p.m. Registration encouraged, see http://library.uncg.edu/fol/register/

Monday, October 19—Friends and Faculty Lecture:
Jonathan Tudge, Human Development
and Family Studies Dept., “The Everyday Lives of Young Children in Greensboro and around the World.” Elliott University Center, Kirkland Room, 7 p.m. Contact Kimberly Lutz by phone at 336-256-8598 or by email at kimberly_lutz@uncg.edu

Monday, October 26—Book discussion of Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario, led by Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater of the English Department, Hodges Reading Room, 7 p.m. Registration encouraged, see http://library.uncg.edu/fol/register/

Other October Book and Reading Events in the Greensboro Area Which May Be of Interest

Note: Barnes and Noble Booksellers has informed me that the September 27 appearance of children’s book author Tomie dePaola has been cancelled.

Thursday, October 1---Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder will read in UNCG’s Faculty Center on College Avenue. The event will be followed by a book signing.

Thursday, October 8---“An Evening with David Sedaris” at the War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro (FEE). 7:30 p.m.
For more information, see http://www.greensborocoliseum.com/

Saturday, October 10---Justin Catanoso discusses his book, My Cousin the Saint, at the Friendly Center Barnes and Noble, 3102 Northline Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 336-854-4200.

Thursday, October 15---Holly Goddard Jones Fiction Reading in UNCG’s Faculty Center on College Avenue, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 15--- Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNCG: Adult/Teacher Workshops. HAIKU! Members $10/ nonmembers $15; register by October 8 via email (t_dowell@uncg.edu) or phone 256-1449.

Saturday, October 17--- Book signing by Miriam Herin, author of Absolution at the Greensboro Waldenbooks, Four Seasons Mall, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m

Sunday, October 18--"Tea Cake on Sundays" Performed by Logie Meachum
Storyteller and folklorist Logie Meachum brings to life the character Tea Cake from Zora Neale Hurston's highly acclaimed novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the Forsyth County The Big Read selection for 2009. The Big Read is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Z. Smith Reynolds Library of Wake Forest University, and Forsyth County Public Library. Events are being held throughout October See www.forsythlibrary.org or call (336-703-BOOK). The performance will be followed by a reception.

Wednesday, October 28---Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen discuss To Try Men’s Souls, their book on George Washington. Friendly Center Barnes and Noble, 3102 Northline Avenue, at 12:30 p.m. Numbered tickets can be picked up at 9:00 a.m. For more information call 336-854-4200.

Thursday, October 29---Rhett Iseman Trull Poetry Reading in UNCG’s Faculty Center on College Avenue, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 29---Marianne Gingher and Friends. Gingher, Fred Chappell, Michael Parker, Tracie Fellers and other writers will speak at the Friendly Center Barnes and Noble, 3102 Northline Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 336-854-4200.


Coming soon:

Monday, November 9— Book discussion of The Architecture of Happiness, by Alain de Botton, led by Patrick Lee Lucas of the Interior Architecture Department.
7:00 p.m. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library

Monday, November 16—Enrique’s Journey: An Evening with Sonia Nazario, Author of UNCG’s All-Campus Read.
7:00 p.m. Sullivan Science Building Auditorium, UNCG Campus.

Thursday, November 19: Will Read for Food Benefit Reading for Greensboro Charities. Will Read for Food, started by UNCG English professor Hope Hodgkins, began in 1994 as Writer’s Harvest. Since 1995, the benefit has been run by novelist and short story writer Michael Parker and has featured faculty from the MFA Writing Program at UNCG as well as other authors from across the Triad. Donation. Weatherspoon Museum Auditorium, UNCG. 7:00 p.m.

January-21-March 5, 2010—Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation Exhibit, Jackson Library Reading Room

There are probably other book and author events in the area of which I am unaware, but I invite your contributions. Thanks Kimberly Lutz of the University Libraries and to the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts at UNCG for their input this month.

For keeping up with our local book scene, I recommend:

• the Friends of the UNCG Libraries blog at http://uncgfol.blogspot.com/

• the News & Record’s book blog at http://www.news-record.com/blog/page_turners

• and the Greensboro Public Library’s calendar at
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/calendar/

For UNCG events of all kinds, see http://calendar.uncg.edu/

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