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BILL HARLEY: Two-time Grammy Award winner, NPR commentator, and acclaimed storyteller/musician will perform in Greensboro and Winston-Salem

“Stories are how we make sense of our lives...  Stories are at the very center of what it means to be human.” – Bill Harley

Two-time Grammy Award Winner, NPR commentator and acclaimed storyteller/musician/author Bill Harley will perform free family concerts in the Triad on Saturday, September 7 and Monday, September 9, as well as for schoolchildren in Greensboro and Winston-Salem at other times during his visit.

Bill uses song and story to paint a vibrant picture of growing up, parenting and family life. Poignant and hilarious, his work spans the generation gap, reminds us of our common humanity and challenges us to be our very best selves. A prolific author and recording artist, Bill is also a regular commentator for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and has been featured on PBS.  His thoughtful remarks at a Ted Conference about the importance of storytelling are moving and inspiring.  Bill is a long-time audience favorite at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough TN, and rec…

Fall 2013 Friends of the UNCG Library Events

Friday, September 6 at UNCG & Saturday, September 7 at BOOKMARKS— A Visit with Historian James McPherson
9/6 Jackson Library Reading Room. UNCG, 1st Floor. 4 pm.
9/7 BOOKMARKS Festival, Winston-Salem  Times TBA

Saturday, September 7 at BOOKMARKS & Monday, September 9 at UNCG—Storyteller, Author and Musical Artist Bill Harley
9/7 - BOOKMARKS Festival, Winston-Salem. 12:30 and 4 pm.
9/9- Elliott University Center Auditorium UNCG, 7 pm.

Monday, October 21 —”Loving Jane” a public discussion led by Dr. Hephzibah Roskelly about Jane Austen and why she is so popular 200 years after Pride and Prejudice was first published (part of a series still being developed to celebrate Austen).  Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, 7 pm.

Tuesday, October 29 —Author Jill McCorkle reading from her new book Life After Life and signing copies of her books, Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, 4 pm. 

Saturday, November 9—Women Veterans Historical Project Luncheon and Panel Discussion.  For more inform…