Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Upcoming Book and Author Events in the Triad


Happy new year from the University Libraries at UNCG.
Here are book and author events in the Triad that I know about during January 2010.

FREE Friends of the UNCG Libraries Events

Monday, January 25: Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion of This One and Magic Life, by Anne Carroll George, led by Bill Carroll of the UNCG School of Music. Free, but registration is suggested at http://library.uncg.edu/fol/register/

From January 25 through March 5, the University Libraries will play host to a very special exhibit: "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation." The exhibit, which will fill the Jackson Library Reading Room, explores Lincoln’s gradual transformation from an antislavery moderate into “The Great Emancipator." In conjunction with the exhibit, the University Libraries are bringing several speakers to campus, with more in February and early March:

Tuesday, January 26 _-Dr. Loren Schweninger, UNCG History Department, "Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery." at 7:00 pm in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.

Wednesday, January 27 --Former Senator George McGovern will sign copies of his 2009 book, Abraham Lincoln, and discuss what drew him to the subject. Reception immediately following. 3:30 pm in Jackson Library Reading Room, UNCG Campus.

Check out http://library.uncg.edu/depts/admin/lincoln/ for more information about these events and for a list of other events in connection with the exhibit which are being hosted by the Greensboro Public Library and the Greensboro Historical Museum. And, to register for the FOL Book Discussion on James McPherson's Lincoln, on Monday, February 22, please visit http://library.uncg.edu/fol/register/.

Other book and author events at UNCG during January:

Tuesday January 26, 2010: UNCG’s Center for Creative Writing in the Arts will host a bilingual reading [Spanish, English] and book signing by internationally acclaimed Costa Rican author Ana IstarĂº at 7:30 pm in the university’s Faculty Center on College Avenue. IstarĂº will be reading from Fever Season, a collection of her selected poetry, translated by Mark Smith-Soto. The event, co-sponsored by the UNCG department of Romance Languages and the Community Bookstore, will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday January 27, 2010: IstarĂº will also read poetry and perform scenes from her plays, in Spanish only, at 4:00 pm in the third floor faculty lounge of the MHRA building, located at the corner of Spring Garden and Forest Streets. The event is free and open to the public.
For further information on both events, contact Mark Smith-Soto at 336-334-4433.

Other book and author events in the Triad during January that may be of interest (in date order):

Friday January 08, 2010: Don Bolden signs Images of America: Burlington, North Carolina
Don Bolden, editor emeritus of the Burlington Times News, discusses his new pictorial.
6:00 PM
Barnes and Noble, Burlington
Alamance Crossing Shopping Center, 3125 Waltham Blvd, Burlington, NC 27215, 336-584-0869

Thursday, January 14, 2010: Discussion with local author David Noer in conjunction with his new book, Healing the Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organization.
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Greensboro
Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336-854-4200

Saturday, January 16, 2010: UNCG professor Jennifer Etnier, author of Bring Your "A" Game: A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness, signs copies of her book.
2:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Burlington
Burlington, NC

Tuesday January 19, 2010: Fred Chappell Author Reading
Many people think of Fred Chappell as a southern writer, but all of his work is rooted in the Appalachian culture where he grew up. Ancestors and Others is a collection of stories that has something for everyone from ghosts to folk fables and family.
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Greensboro
Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336-854-4200

Friday, January 22, 2010: Greensboro author, Nancy Gotter Gates reads from her new book, Sand Castles.
Brown Bag Author Lunch program at the Greensboro Public Library – Central Library
219 North Church Street
Contact Beth Sheffield 373-3617

Thursday January 28, 2010: Survivor contestant and Christian speaker Austin Carty talks about his memoir, High Points and Lows.
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Greensboro
Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336-854-4200

Saturday January 30, 2010: Pulitzer-winning journalist Leonard Pitts, Jr. reads from his most recent book, Forward from This Moment: Selected Columns, 1994-2008. This book is a collection of his best newspaper columns along with some longer pieces.
3:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Greensboro
Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336-854-4200

Upcoming events at UNCG:

Through March 5, 2010—The touring exhibit, Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation, housed in the Jackson Library Reading Room on the UNCG campus continues with the following events, plus others at the Greensboro Public Library and the Greensboro Historical Museum. See complete list at http://library.uncg.edu/depts/admin/lincoln/ .

Thursday, February 4 --Dr. Thomas J. Brown, University of South Carolina History Department, “The Civil War in Modern Eyes.” at 7:00 pm Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.
Thursday, February 18 --Dr. Paul Finkelman, Albany School of Law, "Did Abe Lincoln Really Free the Slaves?" at 7:00 pm Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.
Thursday, March 4 --Dr. Heather Williams, UNC Chapel Hill History Department, "Help Me to Find My People: Searching for Family After Slavery Ended." at 7:00 pm Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.

Thursday, April 8, 2010: Jennifer Thompson Cannino, co-author of Picking Cotton. Sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries and the UNCG Sociology Department
Virginia Dare Room, UNCG

Monday, May 10, 2010: Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner with Frank Stasio, host of The State of Things, on WUNC radio. (ticketed event, admission charged, details forthcoming)

Notable events elsewhere:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Famed children's book author Jan Brett will be at the Barnes & Noble in Winston Salem with her new book, The Easter Egg
5:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Winston Salem
1925 Hampton Inn Court, Winston Salem, NC 27103, 336-774-0800.

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