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Book and Reading News for November 2009

Following are the book and author events in the Triad that I know about during November:

FREE Friends of the UNCG Libraries Events

Monday, November 9: Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion of The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton, led by Patrick Lee Lucas of UNCG’s Interior Architecture Department. Free, but registration is suggested at

Other book and author events at UNCG:

Monday, November 16: Sonia Nazario’s book, "Enrique’s Journey," is the campus read at UNCG this year. Ms. Nazario will appear at UNCG at 7:00 p.m. in the Sullivan Science Building Auditorium at UNCG. Her appearance, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UNCG Libraries, Housing and Residence Life, the Graduate Student Association, the English Department, the Lloyd International Honors College, and the Human Rights Research Network. We recommend parking in the McIver Parking Deck off Market Street at McIver Street. For a campus map, see . Earlier on November 16, from 3:00-4:00 pm, Ms. Nazario will address students and UNCG staff and faculty in the Cone Ballroom, EUC.

Wednesday, November 18: The Center for Creative Writing in the Arts is pleased to host a reading and book signing by Brian Ray, a fiction writer who already has earned a level of praise rare for an author under 30. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at UNCG, Mr. Ray, has been hailed by Booklist as “a talent to watch” upon the recent publication of his book Through the Pale Door, winner of the 2009 South Carolina First Novel Prize. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the UNCG Faculty Center on Wednesday, November 18, at 4:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Other book and author events in the Triad that may be of interest:

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009: Paul Krugman, economist, columnist, author and intellectual, appearing as part of the Bryan Series organized by Guilford College—7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. While available, tickets are $35 each and may be purchased online at by calling 1-800-745-3000 and at the Greensboro Coliseum Advance Box Office.

With Support from Salem College Committee on Cultural Events
7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15)
Salem College Fine Arts Center: Hanes Auditorium
601 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC

Featuring John Hodgman, in his only NC appearance on national tour for the paperback release of MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE. Hodgman is the Resident Expert on “The Daily Show” and the PC persona in Mac commercials. He is currently appearing in the movie “The Invention of Lying” with Ricky Gervais. He has served as the Humor Editor for the “New York Times Magazine”, as an occasional Flight vs. Invisibility Consultant on “This American Life,” Advice Columnist for “McSweeneys,” and Comic Book Reviewer for the ”New York Times Book Review.” His first book, published in 2005, is THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE.
Justin Catanoso, Executive Editor “The Business Journal” of the Triad will moderate.
For more information, visit

* $15, STUDENT
* $20, GENERAL
*$40, RECEPTION (private reception begins at 5:30 PM includes hors d’ouevres; a paperback copy of More Information than You Require; reserved seating at the conversation event, a book signing; and limited VIP parking. ($20 is tax deductible)
* Buy tickets 24/7. Call: Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006 for event 85049
-or- online at:

Wednesday, November 18: Ali Vincent, author of Believe It, Be It. 7:00 PM
Greensboro Barnes and Noble, Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336-854-4200

Coming soon:

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


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