Monday, November 10, 2014

Center for Creative Writing in the Arts Newsletter of Upcoming Literary Events in the Triad

produced by Shawn Delgado for the UNCG Center for Creative Writing in the Arts:

UNCG Literary Events:

“Monsters of Unicorn” Poetry Reading with Martin Arnold, Julie Funderburk, and Ross White—Sunday, November 9th, 3:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public
     Please come out to support three of the newest authors to join the Unicorn Press family. Unicorn Press was originally founded by Glenwood Books and Coffee owner Al Brilliant and is currently being run by UNCG MFA alum and poet Andrew Saulters. These books are beautifully hand-made, and the personalized effort put into the physical books is a reflection of the investment in these fine poems they hold.

Will Read for Food Reading—Thursday, November 20th, 7:00 PM
Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG
Donations suggested; Raffle tickets for sale for books from the English Department faculty
     This annual charity reading will benefit the Center for New North Carolineans and is sponsored by the MFA Department in Creative Writing and the UNCG English Department.

MFA Poetry Showcase—Friday, November 21st, 7:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public
     Current MFA poetry students from the renown UNCG MFA program in creative writing will be gathering to share their work. Come see the poetry of the future, today. Please note the time change to 7:00 pm.

Community Literary Events:

Liberating Dixie: An Editor’s Life, From Ole Miss to Obama by Ed Williams
Barnes & Noble Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro
Free and open to the public
    
From Barnes & Noble: “For 25 years Ed Williams was the editor of the editorial pages of the Charlotte Observer, where he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1981. His book Liberating Dixie is a collection of many of his editorials from his years as a journalist.” This event will include a reading and book signing.

Tom Guthrie: Recognizing Heritage: The Politics of Multiculturalism in New Mexico
—Tuesday, November 11th, 6:30 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public

Janice Fuller Poetry Reading: On the Bevel—Wednesday, November 12th, 7:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public
     From the author’s website: “Janice Moore Fuller has published four poetry collections, including Séance from Iris Press, winner of the 2008 Oscar Arnold Young Award (North Carolina poetry book of the year).Her most recent poetry book, On the Bevel, was published in March 2014 by Cinnamon Press in north Wales. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Magma (London), New Welsh Review, The Louisville Review, Tar River Poetry, Asheville Poetry Review, Poems & Plays, Cave Wall, and Comstock Review. Her plays and libretti, including a stage adaptation of Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying, have been produced at Catawba’s Hedrick Theatre, BareBones Theater’s New Play Festival, the Minneapolis Fringe Festival, Estonia’s Polli Talu Centre, and France’s Rendez-Vous Musique Nouvelle.
     A regular workshop leader in Wales and England and at the Wildacres Writers’ Workshop, she has been a Fellow at artist colonies in Ireland, Scotland, Spain, and Portugal. Fuller is Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, where she has been awarded the Swink Prize for Outstanding Classroom Teacher by the Faculty Senate and has been selected Professor of the Year five times by popular vote of the students.
     An Angier B. Duke Scholar as an undergraduate at Duke University, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.”
Shelf Talker - Jessica GlazerThursday, November 13th, 7:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public

Tom Maxwell Reading: Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers
—Friday, November 14th, 7:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public
     From Amazon.com Editors’ Best of 2014: “The Swing Movement -- all jazz hands and high-waisted pants -- advanced and receded in good order. I wrote this book to tell the other side of the story. I want you to know about the oddball collection of iconoclasts who got together and made the Squirrel Nut Zippers what they were: a combustible, improbable gumbo of joy and menace. Along the way, I write about our many influences: jazz and blues and hot music and calypso and, yes, swing. Come run these fields, like rabbits, while the harvest moon hangs caught in the branches. Come linger over this snapshot.”

Orson Scott Card Reading and Book Signing: Visitors—Friday, November 14th, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro
Free and open to the public
    
From Scuppernong Books: “Join us with Orson Scott Card for the release of Visitors, the final book in the 'Pathfinders' time travel trilogy. Rigg's journey comes to an epic conclusion when he is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save the world and end war.”

WGOT Readings and Open Mic at Quaker Village Starbucks—Saturday, November 15th, 7:00 PM
Quaker Village Starbucks, 5607 Friendly Ave., Greensboro 27410
Free and open to the public
     From the Writers’ Group of the Triad: “Don’t miss this final 2014 Readings and Open Mic event!  Come hear engaging WGOT writers read their works while warming up with a cup of joe.  Come early and sign up for the Open Mic which follows!”

Monday Night Poetry
—Monday, November 17th, 7:00 PM
Central Branch Library, 219 N. Church St., Greensboro, 27401
Free and open to the public
     From the Greensboro Public Libraries: “Celebrate rhythm and rhyme every third Monday with an open mic session for all area poets sponsored by the Friends of the Greensboro Public Library. Join us! For more information, visit the Triad Poetry Meet Up website. Questions? Contact Beth Sheffield at 336-373-3617

Wink of the Eye by Lynn Willis, Reading and Book Signing—Tuesday, November 18th, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro
Free and open to the public
     From Scuppernong Books: “Local author Lynn Willis joins us with her debut novel. She is the first woman to win the Private Eye Writers of America Competition in over 10 years. Publishers Weekly says, ‘PI Gypsy Moran is a nice combination of brains, brawn and bravery.’”

Peter Turchi: A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic
—Thursday, November 20th, 7:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public

Women Speak Open Mic—Friday, November 21st, 8:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public

Carl Nordgren Reading
—Saturday, November 22nd, 12:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public

Lee Smith and Hal Crowther Reading—Saturday, November 22nd, 3:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public
     From Scuppernong Books: “Award-winning authors Lee Smith and Hal Crowther will be at Scuppernong with their newest books on November 22, at 3pm.  Hal Crowther was a columnist and film and drama critic for the Buffalo News, a staff writer for Time and media critic for Newsweek. His new book, An Infuriating America: The Incendiary Arts of H. L. Mencken, (published October 15, 2014) argues that no writer can afford to ignore Mencken's craftmanship or success, or fail to be fascinated by his strange mind and the world that produced it.  Lee Smith has published 13 novels and four collections of short stories, and is a recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and a Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Her newest novel, Guests on Earth, follows an orphan at the Highland Mental Hospital in Ashville, N.C. in the 1930s.”

Felicia Mitchell and Terry Erickson Reading—Saturday, November 22nd, 7:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public

Dana Allison Levy Reading—Monday, November 24th, 7:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public

Indies First!: Small Business Saturday—Saturday, November 29th, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Free and open to the public
     From Scuppernong Books: “In the midst of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we have to remember our small and local businesses and encourage our local economy.  This year Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer have issued a call to all their fellow authors to come out in support of independent booksellers. At Scuppernong, we've invited an entire crew of local authors to hand-sell their books to you in the store. Join us in the Indies First Campaign on Small Business Saturday.”

The Brain Freeze Tour: Holiday Storytelling Performance—Monday, December 1st, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Dr., Greensboro, NC 27401
$20; Tickets are available through members of the Triad Storytelling Exchange
     From the Greensboro Public Libraries: “Internationally known storytellers Kim Weitcamp, Bil Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin present new stories and songs that jingle and blink and are as precise and finely tuned as Handel’s harpsichord.
     Each member of the trio brings a distinctive style to the stage while entertaining audiences of all ages. The Brain Freeze Tour will leave you seeing and hearing the holiday season in a new way.
     Tickets are available through members of the Triad Storytelling Exchange.
     Questions? Contact Beth Sheffield or call 336-373-3617.”

Eclectic Book Club—Wednesday, December 3rd, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro
Free and open to the public
      From Barnes & Noble: “Join this fun but focused book group that reads from a wide variety of genres. This month we're reading a mystery, Still Life by Louise Penny. January is reader's choice month, read an inspirational or Christmas book and share it with the group.”

7 on the 7th Reading and Open Mic—Sunday, December 7th, 7:00 PM
Glenwood Coffee and Books, 1310 Glenwood Avenue  Greensboro, NC 27403
Free and open to the public
     You’re invited to Glenwood Coffee and Books for this monthly reading series that always takes place at 7:00PM on the seventh day of every month. There will be a few featured readers before the reading opens up to an open mic. This event presents a lot of opportunities for the audience to share their work, so whether you’re interested in hearing local authors or sharing your own work, this is a great opportunity.

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