Thursday, September 10, 2009

Book and Reading News for September 2009

There are lots of book events going on in the area this month that I want to make you aware of.

In addition to the appearance at UNCG of storyteller and children's book author Willy Claflin on September 14, sponsored by the University Libraries through the generosity of Friends of the UNCG Libraries Board members Pam Sprinkle and Betty Hicks and the O. Henry Hotel,there are several other things happening in the area.

Book lovers in the state are blessed (or maybe cursed, since all these events are the same weekend) by three book festivals in September, all the weekend after Labor Day. Choose from among
the BOOKMARKS Festival in Winston-Salem;
the NC Literary Festival in Chapel Hill; and
the Carolina Mountain Literary Festival in Burnsville.

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion Series opens September 21 with a discussion led by Saundra Westervelt of the UNCG Sociology Department about John Grisham's nonfiction work, "The Innocent Man." It's free, Register here

UNCG's own Fred Chappell has a new book out. It's called "Shadow Box: Poems." Fred will be doing some appearances, including one this month at the Community Book Shop. This list of author appearances comes from the Greensboro Public Library:

September 5, 4 pm, at Community Book Shop - Fred Chappell
1206 Grove Street - Phone - 336-501-8389
September 8, 7 pm, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers - Joanna Smith Rakoff
3102 Northline Avenue - Phone - 336-854-4200

September 15, 7 pm, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers - Marti Healey
3102 Northline Avenue - Phone - 336-854-4200

September 17, 7 pm at Barnes and Noble Booksellers - Tara Green
3102 Northline Avenue - Phone - 336-854-4200

September 22, 12 noon, at Central library - Nancy Gotter Gates
219 N. Church Street - 336-373-3617

September 23, 7 pm, at Borders Book Store - Celia Rivenbark
3605 High Point Road - Phone - 336-218-0662

September 27, 2 pm at Barnes and Noble Booksellers - Tomie dePaola
3102 Northline Avenue - Phone - 336-854-4200

September 27, 3 pm, at Central library - Linda Brown
219 N. Church Street - 336-373-3617

Finally, The News & Record has a new book blog that will also help keep you informed.

I am sure that there are other book events that may interest you, but these are the ones I know about right now.

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