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SEAMUS McGRAW presents BETTING THE FARM ON A DROUGHT

at in store on 05/24/2015, 05:00 pm
 
Asheville, NC
 
(828) 254-6734
 
http://www.malaprops.com
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SEAMUS McGRAW presents BETTING THE FARM ON A DROUGHT In his new book, Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change, the award-winning author of The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone offers a lively, thought-provoking overview of climate change from the perspectives of people who are dealing with it on the ground. A. J. Baime (The Arsenal of Democracy) says, “Seamus McGraw has created not just an important document regarding climate change and the future of our planet but a wonderful and truthful portrait of America. You feel like you’re on the road with him, cruising down little-traveled streets to meet fascinating characters whom you’d never see on Fox News or CNN. A terrific book.” Event date: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Controversial SF Writer Kit Reed Skypes With Us About Where

at in store on 05/24/2015, 02:00 pm
 
Richmond, VA
 
(804) 788-1594
 
http://www.fountainbookstore.com
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Controversial SF Writer Kit Reed Skypes With Us About Where Kit Reed joins us via Skype! Why Skype, you say? Because we couldn't get her here for the tour and I simply would not take no for an answer. I have wanted to do an event with Kit since 2005's Thinner Than Thou and I was not going to wait another year. It's already been 10! Anyway, Reed is back to her old tricks with a spooky novel that is causing quite a ruckus with reviewers. Come "meet" Kit. We'll have signed books or plates available, I'm not sure which yet. She is one of the most well-respected writers in the genre of the last 20 years. I hope you'll come down for the chat. I am such an admirer. -Kelly Justice, Owner of Fountain Event date: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 2:00pm Event address: 1312 East Cary Street Fountain Bookstore Richmond, VA 23219
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New & Notable Book Club: A LITTLE LIFE

at in store on 05/24/2015, 06:15 pm
 
Athens, GA
 
706-352-9047
 
http://www.avidbookshop.com/
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New & Notable Book Club: A LITTLE LIFE Event date: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm When We Meet: Fourth Sunday of the month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm, at Avid Bookshop, 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601What We Read: The New & Notable Book Club reads hardcover new releases, usually alternating between nonfiction and fiction. Book club members decide what books to read by voting either in person or via email.How to Join: Email Rachel Watkins (avid.athens.rachel@gmail.com) or call the shop (706-352-2060) to join our book clubs. We may have to limit participation so it's important that you tell us if you would like to join.Why Buy the Book From Avid: While we don't charge a Book Club membership fee, the only way we can offer you this free service is if you buy the book club books from Avid. If this is a month that you borrowed the book from the library or a friend, we ask that you remember us as you purchase gifts.
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David McCullough Reading and Book Signing for The Wright Brothers

at First Flight High School, Veterans Drive Kill Devi on 05/24/2015, 03:00 pm
 
Duck, NC
 
(252) 261-8981
 
http://www.islandbooksobx.com
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David McCullough Reading and Book Signing for The Wright Brothers Sunday May 24, 3:00 p.m. First Flight High School, Veterans Drive Kill Devil Hills NC Talk and Reading 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Book Signing 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 2 time Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough will read from his new book (released May 2015) The Wright Brothers. McCullough will also sign books and books will be available for sale. Books can be pre-ordered from Island Books in Duck, Corrolla and Kitty Hawk. Tickets are $15 and required for the reading. No ticket is required for the book signing. Tickets available online and at: Duck's Cottage Coffee & Books in Duck Downtown Books in Manteo Grays Dept. Store in Kitty Hawk Sea Green Gallery in Nags Head
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PIH ENGAGE PUBLIC HEALTH BOOK CLUB discusses POOR ECONOMICS

at in store on 05/25/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Asheville, NC
 
(828) 254-6734
 
http://www.malaprops.com
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PIH ENGAGE PUBLIC HEALTH BOOK CLUB discusses POOR ECONOMICS Event date: Monday, May 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Writing With Intent

at in store on 05/25/2015, 06:30 pm
 
Atlanta, GA
 
(404) 524-0304
 
http://www.charisbooksandmore.com/
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Writing With Intent Start: 18:30 End: 20:30 Writing With Intent is a monthly writing class led by Charis Circle Executive Director, Elizabeth Anderson. The focus shifts from month to month but the specific goal is to provide artistic accountability in a busy world and offer some academic insight outside the academy. All are welcome to attend. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program and the Suggested Donation is $10.
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30A Mystery Novel Signing Memorial Day

at in store on 05/25/2015, 06:00 pm
 
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 
(850) 231-5481
 
http://www.sundogbooks.com
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30A Mystery Novel Signing Memorial Day Marc Gray joins us beginning at 6pm this Memorial Day - drop in and learn more about Ten Miles from 30A - a mystery novel set along the Emerald Coast: ... lighthearted and fun, with a variety of entertaining characters, but what makes it special is the location of where the story takes place. A stretch of paradise starting at Okaloosa Island, traveling through Destin, all the way to the east end of 30A. This story includes some of the area’s great restaurants, people, stores and beaches; allowing the reader to take one more journey to their favorite destination, Florida’s Gulf Coast and the beaches of 30A.
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Veterans for Peace, Alternative Memorial Day Celebration

at in store on 05/25/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Durham, NC
 
(919) 286-2700
 
http://www.regulatorbookshop.com/
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Veterans for Peace, Alternative Memorial Day Celebration As an alternative to the usual glorification and glamorization of war often accompanying parades and other Memorial Day celebrations, the Eisenhower Chapter of Veterans for Peace (VFP) will offer an evening of reflection in poetry, prose, and song. Local U.S. veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other conflicts will be among the presenters. Founded in 1985 by U.S. military veterans, VFP is a national non-profit organization that works to heal the wounds of war, expose the true costs of war, and build a culture of peace. Event date: 05/25/2015 - 7:00pm
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Author Nancy Dale talks about The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters

at in store on 05/26/2015, 05:30 pm
 
Punta Gorda, FL
 
941-205-2560
 
http://www.copperfishbooks.com
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Author Nancy Dale talks about The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters Tuesday May 26, 2015 5:30 PM Join us on Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 pm to hear author Nancy Dale, Ph.D., talk about Florida settlers and ranching history, and her book The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters. Dr. Dale will present some key historical points, including the opening up of the south after the Seminole Wars, when many a pioneer ventured to Florida with their families and cattle to conquer the wilds and make a living as ranchers. Dr. Dale will also do a special demonstration of how to make "cowboy coffee." Dr. Dale is an author, freelance writer, research analyst, newspaper correspondent, college level adjunct instructor (English/Speech/Journalism), and is an allied member of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Dr. Dale also authored Would Do, Could Do and Made Do: Florida Pioneer 'Cow Hunters' Who Tamed the Last Frontier, Wild Florida the Way It Was As Told By the Pioneer Cow Hunters and Huntresses Who Lived It, and other books on nature and cattle ranching. RSVP to 941-205-2560 or copperfishbooks@comcast.net.
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Chuck Palahniuk - MAKE SOMETHING UP - MDC Chapman Conference Center

at Chapman Conference Center on 05/26/2015, 07:30 pm
 
Coral Gables, FL
 
(305) 442-4408
 
http://www.booksandbooks.com
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Chuck Palahniuk - MAKE SOMETHING UP - MDC Chapman Conference Center Start: May 26 2015 7:30 pm EVENT GUIDELINES: Tuesday, May 26, 7:30pm Presented by Books & Books in collaboration with The Center for Writing & Literature at Miami Dade College and Tate’s Comics Chapman Conference Center, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 245 NE Fourth Street, Miami FL 33132 You must purcahse a voucher ($33) at Books & Books to attend this event. In exchange for your purchase of this voucher you will receive (1) one autographed copy of MAKE SOMETHING UP: STORIES YOU CAN'T UNREAD plus a signed copy of the first comic edition of FIGHT CLUB 2. The voucher also serves as your entry for (1) one person to Chuck Palahniuk’s talk on May 26. Make Something Up will be published on May 26, so this is the launch event! Please plan to claim your copy of the books at the event on May 26. All books will have then been pre-signed by Chuck. There will be no book signing to follow his talk. You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim your book and entrance to the event, so if you purchase one in the store please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers. For online orders, your voucher will be waiting for you at the event.
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Author Events Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books & Books - Juan Carlos Botero - Gables LIVE STREAM

at in store on 05/26/2015, 08:00 pm
 
Coral Gables, FL
 
(305) 442-4408
 
http://www.booksandbooks.com
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Author Events Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books & Books - Juan Carlos Botero - Gables LIVE STREAM Start: May 26 2015 8:00 pm Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books and Books Juan Carlos Botero: Gabriel García Márquez ¿es el novelista más importante, en castellano, después de Cervantes? Gisela Savdie, moderadora A un año de la muerte de García Márquez, Premio Nobel de Literatura 1982, se lo recuerda con homenajes, lecturas, exposiciones y se renueva el debate sobre la magnitud de su legado. Las últimas cifras del mundo editorial confirman que en el 2014, se incrementó muy significativamente la venta de sus libros. Cien años de soledad, Crónica de una muerte anunciada, El amor en tiempos del cólera, Memorias de mis putas tristes, entre otros, siguen tremendamente vivos. El escritor y periodista colombiano Juan Carlos Botero presentará en este Encuentro, su análisis e impresiones sobre la trascendencia de la obra de Gabo. Juan Carlos Botero es autor de nueve libros, entre ellos, El arte de Fernando Botero, Las ventanas y las voces, La sentencia, El arrecife, y Las semillas del tiempo, best seller número uno en Colombia. Sus historias cortas fueron incluidas en varias antologías. Recibió el prestigioso premio Juan Rulfo, seleccionado entre tres mil participantes, y fue ganador del Concurso Latinoamericano de cuento.
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JT Ellison in conversation with Ariel Lawhon

at in store on 05/26/2015, 06:30 pm
 
Nashville, TN
 
615-953-2243
 
http://www.parnassusbooks.net
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JT Ellison in conversation with Ariel Lawhon Start: 05/26/2015 6:30 pm Timezone: America/Chicago Please join Parnassus Books in celebrating the launch of J.T. Ellison's new novel, What Lies Behind. J.T. will appear in conversation with author Ariel Lawhon. Waking to sirens in the night is hardly unusual for Samantha Owens. No longer a medical examiner, she doesn't lose sleep over them, but a routine police investigation in her neighborhood has her curious. When her homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher, invites her to look over the evidence, she jumps at the chance and immediately realizes the crime scene has been staged. What seems to be a clear case of murder/suicide--a crime of passion--is anything but. The discovery of toxic substances in hidden vials indicates that something much more sinister is at play... As Fletch and Sam try to understand what and who they are dealing with, they are summoned to a meeting at the State Department. High-level officials are interested in what they know and seem to be keeping secrets of their own. It's up to Sam and Fletch to uncover what lies behind the deception as the threat of bioterrorism is exposed, and her boyfriend, Xander Whitfield, may be in the line of fire. J.T. Ellison is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Taylor Jackson series, including All The Pretty Girls, 14, Judas Kiss and The Cold Room. She is the bi-monthly Friday columnist at the Anthony Award nominated blog Murderati, and was named "Best Mystery/Thriller Writer of 2008" by the Nashville Scene. Location: 3900 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, Tennessee 37215 United States
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Amy Conner: Million Dollar Road

at in store on 05/26/2015, 06:00 pm
 
New Orleans, LA
 
(504) 895-2266
 
http://www.gardendistrictbookshop.com
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Amy Conner: Million Dollar Road Tuesday, May 26th 6-7:30PM Eighteen-year-old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder. Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer on Million Dollar Road. Every day she walks the long mile, through a canopy of live oaks, to her job at the world’s largest alligator farm. Shy and overweight in high school, Lireinne has become lean and resilient from months of hosing out the huge cement barns. And just like Snowball—the enormous, all-white alligator she feeds illicit treats every day—she’s hungry to be free. Lireinne’s boss, Con Costello, is powerful, attractive, and used to getting exactly what he desires. Now that he’s noticed Lireinne’s haunting beauty, he wants her too. But unlike Con’s needy second wife, Lizzie, or Emma, his still heartbroken ex, Lireinne isn’t interested. Undeterred, Con’s growing obsession will upend all their lives—compelling Lizzie to confront the hard truth about her marriage, pushing Emma past her self-imposed isolation and back into the world. And for Lireinne, it will lead to an unexpected chance to redefine herself, far away from her past and from Million Dollar Road. Amy Conner discusses and signs her book, Million Dollar Road. This book is available in paperback ($15.00). If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.
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Hometown Book Launch for Will Walton: ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN

at in store on 05/26/2015, 06:30 pm
 
Athens, GA
 
706-352-9047
 
http://www.avidbookshop.com/
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Hometown Book Launch for Will Walton: ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN Event date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:30pm Avid Bookshop is honored to host the hometown book launch of bookseller Will Walton’s debut novel Anything Could Happen on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 6:30pm -7:30pm. Featuring music from two local Athens bands, Wanda and Franny, and tasty treats, this is one unmissable event. There is no admission charge.ABOUT THE BOOKWhen you’re in love with the wrong person for the right reasons, anything could happen.Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his straight best friend. For his part, Matt is completely oblivious to the way Tretch feels – and Tretch can’t tell whether that makes it better or worse. The problem with living a lie is that the lie can slowly become your life. For Tretch, the problem isn’t just with Matt. His family has no idea who he really is and what he’s really thinking. The girl at the local bookstore has no clue how off-base her crush on him is. And the guy at school who’s a thorn in Tretch’s side doesn’t realize how close to the truth he’s hitting. Anything Could Happen is a poignant, hard-hitting exploration of love and friendship, a provocative debut that shows that sometimes we have to let things fall apart before we can make them whole again.ABOUT THE AUTHOR Will Walton is a book-selling, pop music fanatic who grew up on a farm and lives in a bookshop - Avid in Athens, GA. His debut novel, ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN, is being released this summer from Scholastic
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Author Nancy Dale Talks about The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters

at in store on 05/26/2015, 05:30 pm
 
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Author Nancy Dale Talks about The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters Tuesday May 26, 2015 5:30 PM Join us on Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 pm to hear author Nancy Dale, Ph.D., talk about Florida settlers and ranching history, and her book The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters. Dr. Dale will present some key historical points, including the opening up of the south after the Seminole Wars, when many a pioneer ventured to Florida with their families and cattle to conquer the wilds and make a living as ranchers. Dr. Dale will also do a special demonstration of how to make cowboy coffee. Dr. Dale is an author, freelance writer, research analyst, newspaper correspondent, college level adjunct instructor (English/Speech/Journalism), and is an allied member of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Dr. Dale also authored Would Do, Could Do and Made Do: Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters Who Tamed the Last Frontier, Wild Florida the Way It Was As Told By the Pioneer Cow Hunters and Huntresses Who Lived It, and other books on nature and cattle ranching. RSVP to 941-205-2560 or copperfishbooks@comcast.net.
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Mary Alice Monroe

at in store on 05/26/2015, 01:30 pm
 
Marietta, GA
 
(770) 427-4848
 
http://www.bookexchangemarietta.com
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Her books, The Lowcountry Summer trilogy, include The Summer Girls, The Summer Wind, and the newest edition, The Summer's End. Mary Alice Monroe is the author of nearly two dozen novels, several non-fiction titles, and children's books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. Her books have achieved several best seller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, USA Today and are sold worldwide. In the powerful and heartwarming conclusion to her bestselling Lowcountry Summer trilogy, New York Times author Mary Alice Monroe brings her readers back to the charm and sultry beauty of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, to reveal how the pull of family bonds and true love is as strong and steady as the tides. It is summer’s end and Sea Breeze, the family’s beloved estate on Sullivan’s Island, must be sold. It is an emotional time of transition as Mamaw and the three sisters each must face loss and find a new place in the world.
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Mary Alice Monroe

at in store on 05/26/2015, 07:30 pm
 
Asheville, NC
 
(828) 254-6734
 
http://www.malaprops.com
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Her books, The Lowcountry Summer trilogy, include The Summer Girls, The Summer Wind, and the newest edition, The Summer's End. Mary Alice Monroe is the author of nearly two dozen novels, several non-fiction titles, and children's books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. Her books have achieved several best seller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, USA Today and are sold worldwide. In the powerful and heartwarming conclusion to her bestselling Lowcountry Summer trilogy, New York Times author Mary Alice Monroe brings her readers back to the charm and sultry beauty of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, to reveal how the pull of family bonds and true love is as strong and steady as the tides. It is summer’s end and Sea Breeze, the family’s beloved estate on Sullivan’s Island, must be sold. It is an emotional time of transition as Mamaw and the three sisters each must face loss and find a new place in the world.
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Nancie McDermott-Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking

at in store on 05/26/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Durham, NC
 
(919) 286-2700
 
http://www.regulatorbookshop.com/
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Nancie McDermott-Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai Recipes combines true Thai culinary spirit with delicious and magical dishes. Everyone loves Thai food, but truly meatless dishes are often difficult to find. Nancie McDermott has developed authentic yet innovative variations on traditional Thai recipes, providing health-conscious cooks with a repertoire of vegetarian dishes that capture the vibrant tastes and scents of Thailand. From appetizing salads and savory soups to flavorful and spicy mains to the wonderfully refreshing Thai Iced Tea, this definitive cookbook offers 125 delectable recipes for every meal and occasion.Vegans can also easily enjoy this food, since dairy products are virtually unused in the recipes. Nancie McDermott is an expert on the food and culture of Thailand. She has written several cookbooks and contributes recipes and features on food and travel to national magazines and newspapers. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Event date: 05/26/2015 - 7:00pm
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Lee Mims - Saving Cecil

at in store on 05/26/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Raleigh, NC
 
(919) 828-7912
 
http://www.quailridgebooks.com
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About Venue
Quail Ridge Books & Music is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and specializes in fine literature for adults and children, with a special focus on the South.
Lee Mims - Saving Cecil Lee Mims brings us her latest Cleo Cooper mystery on Tuesday, May 26, at 7 pm. In Saving Cecil, when Cleo is hired to be the on-site geologist for a fracking operation on a family farm, the last thing she expects is to stumble across a dead body. As with her debut, Hiding Gladys, the action is set in North Carolina. Event date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
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UNC Humanities in Action: The Decline of the U.S. Congress

at in store on 05/27/2015, 04:30 pm
 
Chapel Hill, NC
 
(919) 942-7373
 
http://www.flyleafbooks.com
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UNC Humanities in Action: The Decline of the U.S. Congress Wed 5/27, 4:30pm - 6pm UNC Humanities in Action: The Decline of the U.S. Congress with Jason M. Roberts, Associate Professor of Political Science The public’s confidence in the U.S. Congress to adequately address the problems faced by the country has never been lower. Congress now gets worse poll numbers than root canals and head lice. Jason Roberts will address the causes of the crisis of confidence that Congress faces today. He will also consider the consequences that this decline has had on policy-making and on the relative power of the executive and judicial branches of government. Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To register, click here.To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door. Event date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 4:30pm Event address: 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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